Sticky Fingers have taken to Facebook to announce that they are breaking up and going on an “indefinite hiatus” following their shows over New Year’s.
“For some time we’ve been dealing with some internal issues in the band,” they write.
“They’ve heightened to the point where it’s not fair to anyone involved for us not to do something. We have looked for help to try to get through this and will continue to do so.
“As a result we’re going to try to finish the shows we have booked over New Years to the best of our ability – then the band will be going on an indefinite hiatus.”
They have also apologised “to anyone that has been effected by this”.
Sticky Fingers are on the lineups to play Beyond The Valley in Victoria, Lost Paradise in New South Wales and Southbound in WA over New Year’s, as well as Party In The Paddock in February.
It’s been a big year for the band so far. They released their third album Westway (The Glitter & the Slums) which went straight to number one and played a massive national tour. Next year they were due to go on an even bigger tour.
They haven’t announced any Australian tour dates for 2017 as of yet, but they do have shows booked in the US and Canada taking them right through until March next year.
The band have dealt with issues for a little while and they came very close to breaking up in 2015. “The band came very close to breaking up last year,” bassist Paddy Cornwall told Music Feeds earlier this year.
“There was this point where it wasn’t going to go on. I think we were just pushing ourselves a bit too hard and we were just getting a bit burnt out and then the next thing you know we’re dealing with psych wards and rehab clinics and punch ups and all sorts of other types of meltdowns.”
Read Sticky Fingers’ full statement, below.
UPDATE: Aussie musician Thelma Plum has accused Sticky Fingers frontman Dylan Frost of bullying and “violence towards women” in comments made both before and after Sticky Fingers announced their “indefinite hiatus” earlier today.
UPDATE 10/12/16: Thelma Plum has released another statement regarding Dylan Frost’s behaviour that night and addressing the “abuse” she’s received since her initial statement.
Sticky Fingers – Splendour In The Grass 2016, Day 2 / Photos: Maria Boyadgis