Friday, February 24, 2006

Test Icicles explain their split.

Here is an offical comment from the band about their recent split:

Hmm, well, I not really sure how to explain this, but I gather from the comments
that have been left on our myspace page over the last twenty-four hours that you
all know that our 'group', band', 'project' or whateveryawannacallit is going to
split up.I've just spent the last hour writing a dissertation about what our
band is/was/intended-to-be and have twisted my brain inside out trying to
explain the chaos, dilemmas and confusion that has engulfed this band in the
past 18months, I'm not even sure I understand what has happened to us let alone
trying to explain it to someone else.We started this band in August 2004, our
only intention was to have bit of fun, to play a few shows, cause some trouble
and to split up shortly afterwards, the fact of the matter is that we played our
5millionth gig the other day after a year of multiple tours and we're sick,
tired and miserable, and to put it simply, it just isn't fun anymore and hasn't
been for a very long time, so we've decided it's time to find something that
does make us happy because unfortunately this isn't it.The original plan was to
play a UK tour, European Tour and American Tour all in succession, finishing up
with our final 5 shows around the UK in April.I think we always suspected that
at some point during this three month period of constant touring that something
would go wrong and unfortunately that time came after the final show of our
European tour in St. Malo last week, I'm not say who it was who snapped or in
what circumstance but it had been a long time coming and I was almost relieved
when it actually happened.I'm really sorry to anyone who was looking forward to
seeing us playing at that NME show or catching us on tour in the US, I hope that
anyone who bought a ticket manages to get their money back without too much
hassle. I would've loved to have toured the US, but in our current state of
disrepair it was never going to happen and if we did try and make it happen it
probably would have led to something much worse happening and the three of us
disappearing somewhere near Utah never to be seen again, or something like that,
so unfortunately the US tour wasn't to be. We will however play our final shows
in April, that'll give us some time to sort our heads out and hopefully we can
all have a week long 'fuck the Test Icicles' party together ? should be a good
way to kill us off I think, bring your shovels and we'll bury Test Icicles once
and for all.Ok, well, I don't really know what else to say other than thanks to
anyone who invested their time, money and effort into this band, i.e. the people
who bought our records and came to see us play, I know it probably doesn't
always seem like it, but we do appreciate it.With a bit of luck the next
projects that we undertake, whether they be comic books, Nobel prize winning
scientific discoveries or, who knows, maybe just maybe another band, will be
better than Test Icicles and you'll look back and be glad we split up ?For the
time being I'm going to grow a beard, move to the forest and work on my
hillbilly-psych-out-jams and we'll see you in April, clean shaven and ready to
fuck some shit up for the last time as Test Icicles!!!!Take care of your
badass-mudda-fuggin-selves, Luurve,Raaaaaary Decihells/Aggwelt/AtwellX X X

So there you have it. There are more comments on their myspace if you care.

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