Published Nov 07, 2007Electrelane have announced they will be going on an "indefinite hiatus." The Brighton, England foursome, who released their fourth album proper, No Shouts No Calls, earlier this year, announced that after they fulfil their remaining gigs, they will take a long leave of absence. Before they call it quits for the time being, they will release a new single, "In Berlin," on November 26. Here is the statement from their website:
"We have decided that the upcoming gigs will be our last for the foreseeable future. After ten years of much fun and hard work, we have realised that we all need a break and time to do other things. This was a tough decision for us to make, but ultimately a positive one. A big thank you to everyone who has come to our shows, put on our shows, and bought our records over the years. It means a lot to us. We're really grateful to have had the opportunity to play gigs all over the world and to meet so many lovely people. This last year has been especially enjoyable and we feel happy about moving on with all these good memories to look back on. At the moment we havent made any band plans for the future, but were going to have a break and see what happens. Love, Electrelane"
In the meantime, Electrelane vocalist/keyboardist Verity Susman will also release her debut double A-side single, "Red Dream"/"A Mouthful of Pebbles," as Vera November on, erm, November 26. She has also contributed a cover version of Arthur Russell's "Our Last Night Together" for a tribute EP called Four Songs by Arthur Russell (out now), which also features Jens Lekman, Taken By Trees and the Hidden Cameras' Joel Gibb.
Electrelane "To the East"