It was only a few weeks ago that beloved rockers Violent Soho made a lot of fans pretty sad when guitarist James Tidswell announced that they’d be taking an “indefinite” break from touring and recording for at least a year, making their upcoming Groovin’ The Moo sets their last gigs for quite a while.
“I know it’s going to be big, it will be the best one of the whole tour and it will be so emotional for us because it will be our last time playing indefinitely,” he told The South Western Times last month, referring to their GTM shows.
“There is nothing booked after that, no album, we haven’t demoed any songs, we aren’t touring so that’s it – I 100 percent guarantee it will be at least a year before we do anything else.
But now, James has taken to a Facebook live chat to reassure fans once again that indefinite doesn’t mean forever, and they might even have a new album on the way sooner rather than later.
“I said the last shows indefinitely,” Music Feeds quote him as saying, “But under no circumstance are we going on an indefinite hiatus, that’s a really sappy way to break up. And lame, we would never do that. That’s not our style.”
“We’re definitely not breaking up,” he reiterated. “We’re gonna keep going, we’re not just gonna throw it away lightly… We’re going to be a band indefinitely.”
Even better, the next album might not keep us waiting as long as the last couple did, with James telling one fan that a new LP might be here “even sooner” than 2019, and adding that frontman Luke Boerdam is “really pumped” about some new tracks he’s already piecing together.
The hour-long live chat is available to watch in full below, with James throwing out plenty of other tasty tidbits, including shoeys, acid trips, favourite bands, and Luke’s work with rising stars Tired Lion.
When James first announced their time off last month, he pointed out that, while it wasn’t the end of the band, it was the end of an era after a very hectic couple of album cycles for the hugely successful Hungry Ghost and WACO.
“It’s been an amazing six years and it’s the end of this whole sort of ride really,” he added. “We will always be a band and always play, but this is the end of going this hard.”
As much as we’re looking forward to hearing a follow-up to WACO, the guys have definitely earned a break.