This week the inbox has shiny new sounds from Melbourne, alt-rock trip-hop from London, dulcet tones from Dartmoor and a teary goodbye from Tyneside!
More after the jump!
It was with great sadness this week that we learnt of the “termination of the life of Mammal Club”.
A heartfelt statement of vitriol and sentiment was published on the bands blog that you can read here.
“In reality we wrote ourselves into a paradox by putting so much of ourselves into Mammal Club that getting the reaction we felt we deserved was an almost impossible achievement. This is only through fault of our own. And though this mind set might sound damaging, anything other than lumping round your heart, soul, lungs and brain, along with your equipment, to me is nothing short of preposterous.
But our hearts, souls, lungs and brains have taken too much of a beating and drumming up enthusiasm has become harder and harder. Spite and jealousy of shit bands doing better than us is an unhealthy petrol to drive a band on, so it made sense to stop.”
I interviewed Wilson at The Great Escape this year and you can listen again to the show and interview here.
In the coming days as “meagre recompense” the band will releasing their back catalogue for free on their Soundcloud page.
Let’s all take a moment, listen to a track and enjoy what were a great band. I’m sure it’s not the last we’ll here of Wilson et al and I look forward to hearing what comes next…
Who’d be a band ay?