Electrelane is BACK!
February 16, 2011
We all know that a hiatus is the kiss of death for a band, or at the very least it's code for, "We'll be announcing our official break-up soon." That or, "We're going to let this band rot in its coma-like state until we're in coffins." Therefore, I was pained when I first discovered Electrelane and fell in love with their intensely driven, often instrumental indie rock music two years after they announced they weren't planning on playing together any more.
Just when all hope had vanished - after three years completely off the circuit, with no news or updates - the band made an announcement on their Myspace (guess they didn't hear since their years away that Myspace is dying, huh?) that they will return to live gigs this summer in the UK. HALLELUJAH! Among the shows will be an appearance at the Field Day festival in London.
Though no US shows have been planned thus far, I just might be Electrelane-starved enough to make my first visit oversees for them.
So there you have it, Electrelane fans. You can finally stop pining away and referencing the song lyrics "Come back, come back, come back to me!" from "To the East" as a plea for their return. They're BACK!