What’s in the air up in Brisbane? It seems that following the announcement of Yves Klein Blue’s split, Rocketsmiths, who released their fabulous debut album in 2010, have also decided that it’s time to go their separate ways.
The following statement was made on the band’s website today:
“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.
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:
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.”
Get your arse down to The Zoo on Friday 4th of March to properly farewell “the quirkiest motherfuckers in town”.
And, if you haven’t already bought the debut album The Bones – grab it here for free.
RIP Rocketsmiths xxx