#5YearsOfWAM headliners, Burtonwood’s own Slydigs have today announced they will be going on hiatus.
The news was announced on the band’s Facebook page on early Thursday afternoon. The four-piece had spent much of Summer 2018 playing Festivals across Europe with the likes of Richard Ashcroft and The Killers, as well as working on new music with Producer Brendan Lynch.
The statement in full:
We have decided that the band will be taking a break. As artists, we believe that there has to be a constant flow of change and without that, life can sometimes become stale. We set out on this journey to reach as high as we possibly could and we achieved so much. We were proud to be the Underdogs and our mission statement from the outset was, of course, Never To Be Tamed. Whilst we know that this news will be saddening for a lot of you, we still believe we have a lot more to give. We will be boarding our own, individual ships to head for new horizons and hope to meet up again someday. We are all still very much brothers and wish each other the best of luck in our alternative routes.
As we never like to leave without giving you something, we are also releasing this Feb….. An EP of songs recorded with Producer Brendan Lynch in early 2018. More details to follow.
We would like to thank Trinifold Management for all the help and efforts in giving us the opportunity to travel around the world playing in front of thousands of you that have become long-standing fans. Also a huge shout out to Adrian Burns, International Talent Booking , X-ray Touring and Tommy Kennedy for their much-valued efforts and endeavours.
We cannot thank enough, most importantly the fans we have picked up along the way. Without you, we wouldn’t have had the experiences of a lifetime that we have had so far. We invite you to enjoy the EP and we hope it gives you the pleasure it has given us to record. Until next time lovers, may we meet again someday. Over and out.”
Slydigs were the first grassroot bands from Warrington booked to play the iconic Parr Hall theatre after the Viola Beach were due to play there and as well as selling out the venue, saw their set live-streamed across the world to over 55,000 views on the night.