One of the unique UK bands we covered recently on the Tripwire, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, have split with their label Universal / Island Records. Thanking those who helped out along the way, the band graciously took the high road in parting ways. The band have released a statement to the world at large via DrownedInSound. Frontman and general charismatic whacko Guy McKnight says, “We formed The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster when we were teenagers, and three years on I still truly believe in this band with my whole life. We have tried never to compromise our music, and it’s always been a priority for us to strive to be the most exciting live band in the world. The two albums that we’ve recorded so far speak for themselves, particularly The Royal Society. We’ve tried to make them musically unique, exhilarating to listen to, and we look forward to creating the next one, as we’re just getting into our stride! It was amazing to see so many people attend our tour last month and I enjoyed the sold-out Astoria show as much as anything I’ve ever done."
McKnight goes on, "The most frustrating aspect of the last year has been us not being able to release our music overseas, so that’s what we’re going to be concentrating on over the next few months. New horizons beckon, so we’re casting off from this Island on The Good Ship Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster to sail, not into the sunset, but further into our voyage of discovery – and we’ll be back soon with something far better than a potato and some fags.”
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