Fuck. This is probably the saddest day in the history of Humming Records.
Flashguns today announced the following:
“We regret to tell you that we have decided to end Flashguns. After five years it’s come to a point where we feel like we need to move on as musicians and people. We have loved every minute of it, but this feels like the right decision. We are sure many people will be disappointed, especially after the recent release of our debut album. All we can say is that when we started this band we wanted it to last forever, but unfortunately that is no longer possible. We hope you will continue to enjoy our music and thank you to all those who have supported us over the years. The Berlin show on February 4th 2012 will be our last.
Sam, Giles and Olly”
We started working with the band over two years ago and we’ve enjoyed every last moment of it ever since. It has been amazing seeing the band grow from their first singles & EP to their incredibly mature debut album “Passions of a Different Kind” which we had the pleasure to release on Humming Records this October.
We first met Flashguns in person on the 7th of July in 2010 before their first ever show in Germany at the Prinzenbar in Hamburg. Although they had never played over here, hundreds of people showed up to the gig, all knowing the lyrics to their songs and singing along loudly. A few days later Flashguns handed us a copy of what would be their debut album. From the first second on we were blown away. We have always believed in these guys, always supported their creativity and music – and will do so forever.
We are glad to call Sam, Giles and Olly our friends and will do so for many years to come and they know they will always have a second home in Berlin. We respect their decision and wish them nothing but the best for their future – both personal and musically. Whatever the futures holds for them: it’s going to be great.
Flashguns are going to play two final shows next year in Germany: Haldern (Jan 21st) and Berlin (Feb 4th). We know they are going to put a smile on many faces (including our own) one more time.
From the bottom of our hearts: Thank you for everything, Flashguns. It’s been worth it!
Vivien. Joerg. Colin.