Futures, after putting out two studio releases including this year’s The Karma Album and 2010 debut The Holiday, have decided to take a permanent vacation, calling it quits after three years together. The news went public when the English indie rock band posted an official statement on their Facebook page, announcing that the four-piece were going their separate ways.
The statement repeatedly thanks fans for their support as the band touch on the privilege of having people around the world listening to their music. Within the statement, the indie outfit note that breaking up was an “incredibly hard decision”, but certain “truths have to be faced and new routes need to be taken to stay happy”.
The band point out that, although this is the end of Futures, Ant West, Casey Roarty, Christian Ward and George Lindsay will all continue in musical endeavours, with the bandmates hinting that they may again work together in some other form or fashion down the road. “This may well be the end of Futures but not for us as musicians and songwriters. We’re all pursuing new paths, and we’re hoping some will cross when the time is right.”
Futures will be playing a farewell gig on December 12 at London’s Garage.
Read: Futures Official Breakup Statement:
FUTURES 2009-2012 – To our fans & friends, the time has come for us to make the incredibly hard decision to bring Futures to an end.
We’ve been playing music together for over 3 years now and have had some amazing experiences that we never thought could happen to us as people and musicians, working with and meeting some great people who have made us the band we are today. We remain great friends and nothing will change that.
As most of you know, it has been a very rocky road that has led us to where we are today and ultimately, the decision we are making. There comes a time for everyone, when truths have to be faced and new routes need to be taken to stay happy and that’s the main reason we’ve taken our time in making this decision. We feel like we have taken Futures as far as we can take it as a band, and are very proud of how far that was.
There are no words strong enough to say thank you to all the incredible fans that we have made and met along the way. Your belief and support has kept our band alive and taken us to places which looking back on, wouldn’t have been possible without the thousands of you that come and watch us on tour and buy our music. It’s still one of the best feelings to have every morning, waking up and knowing that, today, someone will be listening to songs we’ve written.
That brings us to the plain truth that this may well be the end of Futures but not for us as musicians and songwriters. We’re all pursuing new paths, and we’re hoping some will cross when the time is right.
We will be playing a farewell show on the 12th December at London’s Garage, celebrating the time we’ve had as a band, and hopefully with you good people joining us. It will be our last chance to play the songs we’ve written over the years and your last chance to see them live.
Thank you for being as much a part of Futures as we have been, for a band is not a band without its fans.