January 31, 2011

Jan 31, 2011

Official statement from Rocketsmiths…

“After almost four years of playing music together, Rocketsmiths have decided to call it a day. This wasn’t an easy decision and it certainly wasn’t because there is any less love between us (we love each other more than most bands should…) or because there were any “musical differences”. We are just ready to move on and try new things. We have recorded and released three EPs and an album which we are immensely proud of. We have met some of the most amazing people that we will remember for the rest of our lives, we have played with some of the best bands in the world and we have had experiences we will never forget (both good and bad). We have enjoyed ourselves more than anyone can possibly imagine and playing together has been the happiest time of our lives.

To celebrate our short, yet eventful, career we are having one last show on Friday, March 4th at The Zoo. We’ll be playing some pretty old songs, playing some special covers and who knows, we may even don the old suits we used to wear when we were the quirkiest motherfuckers in town. Get there. Enjoy it. Drink and be merry and help us go out on a high note.

As well as this we should also announce that you can now download our debut album ‘The Bones’ for completely FREE FREE FREE from our website. Head to http://www.rocketsmiths.com for more details.

At this point we should say a massive thank you so much to every person who has helped us along the way. Friends, family, girlfriends, booking agents, publicists, managers and EVERYONE else who has given us a leg up. Special thanks go out to the people who gave us shit on the internet, you made us feel more famous than we actually were. The following people need an even bigger thank you from us:

Magoo

Joe Woolley

Luke Kennedy

Joc Curran and all The Zoo staff

You have inspired us, supported us and helped us more than you can imagine. Thank you so much. SEEYA ROUND Y’ALL. Dom, Ian, Dan, Heff and Brenty.”

Sad to see such an entertaining and fun band go, but they leave a legacy of hundreds of sweaty shows, smiling punters and music that will last for much longer. While under-appreciated at the time, we suspect that their album “The Bones” will come to be recognised as an outrageously talented piece of work from an act that had a unique vision. Farewell – it’s been a great ride…