U.K. punk act The Living Daylights have broken up. Here’s a portion of what they had to say:
“It probably comes as absolutely no suprise to most of you reading this but it’s official, The Living Daylights is dead. We’re really not sure if anyone even noticed, but we’ve not exactly been active over the past 2 years, infact we haven’t even been in the same room collectively for the past year so we didn’t want this to drag out any longer than it had to.”
“It probably comes as absolutely no suprise to most of you reading this but it’s official, The Living Daylights is dead. We’re really not sure if anyone even noticed, but we’ve not exactly been active over the past 2 years, infact we haven’t even been in the same room collectively for the past year so we didn’t want this to drag out any longer than it had to. The absolute honest truth of it is we did what many bands have done… we toured ourselves to death. We pumped our entire lives into this for 5 years, every ounce of blood, sweat, tears, time and money and there’s only so long you can do that before going a little crazy, Eventually we stopped for piece of normal life with normal relationships with girlfriends, friends & family and normal jobs with steady money to work us out of problems most bands face and guess what… we liked it! Like every band, there’s highs and lows, we have stories to tell that will make you laugh and cry. Looking back it’s hard to tell which stories do which. We have really had some of THE best times! when we started this band we were just a bunch of snotty teenagers from little old Lincoln with no clue of what was beyond the shire (queue hobbit jokes), we could barely play our instruments and some of the things we’ve achieved, places we’ve toured and people we’ve met will stick with us forever. We never once believed we’d get to tour the entirety of Europe and have people from different countries sing our words and share our sweat, to play Leeds and Reading Festival, have record labels release our songs! looking back we cannot believe how lucky we really are! There is an insane amount of people to thank for everything from the beginning to the end, we’re going to name a few of them (apologies if we’ve missed you, you still have our gratitude!), Firstly Sam Cook and Kurt Colman, our families for bailing us out time and time again, Our girlfriends for putting up with us and have such stop start relationships, our friends back home who have supported us through thick and thin, bought us beers when we couldn’t scrape a penny, you are the best! Steve Haddock and Georgia Brown for taking pictures of our ugly mugs, Chunky, Bucko, Jonesy, Dave, Dave March for sharing a van with us, Playing Aloud and our neighbours for putting up with the noise, Steve Hawkins, Vince Ramsey, Jean Dench for mentoring us and being great friends, Mark Leary, John Ramos, Joe Watson for the artwork, Gaz Mackie, Peter Miles, James Bragg, Ian Weatherall for making us sound good. Fond Of Life, Funtime, Lockjaw, Shield, Bad Mood, No Reason and all the other record labels who’ve released us, Nanouk at Avocado, Without Fire, All Idols Fall and Mike, Bad Ideas, Leagues Apart, Above Them, Great Cynics, The Murderburgers, Our Time Down Here, Hijacks, Crazy Arm, The Arteries, Gavin and Dividers, Dai and Question The Mark, Glass Avalanche, Don Ramos Players, From Plan To Progress, The Hijacks, The Departed Egos at The Door. Boab, Raff, Steve Cardno, Deekers, Kieran Kelly, Spud, Dom Chapman, Adam Carr, Jordy, James, Cream and Dave (Peterborough), Pete, Dempsey, Dan Allen, Ian and the Norwich Crew, Ricky Bates and the rest of the UK scene. The Kickass Crew, Face The Fax, Second Base, The Ignored, Tim Vantol, Antillectual, Tenement Kids, Smash The Statues, Jort and Sweet Empire, False Friends, Chris Horrorbiz, Eric and Verses You, Straighten Things Out, Jerome and M-Sixteen, Til at Guerrilla Asso, Wank For Peace, Flo, Jo and 95-C, Zock and Astpai, Bertl and Rentokill, Mateja Insane, Real Life Version and every other band we’ve played with and promoter who has given us a show, a place to sleep and fed us.
And lastly anyone who has ever cared about our band, you have been incredible and it means more than you know. The feeling of seeing complete strangers (now friends) in a different country singing our words will never be matched, thank you.
We are going to play some last gigs if anyone will have us?”
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