This apparently appeared on the bands My Space page (it isn’t there now, from what I can tell)*:
After 3 years, 1 album, 6 singles, a 27 track compilation CD and a DVD, plus more hit and run, feedback and noise drenched 20 minute gigs than we can remember… The Manhattan Love Suicides have decided to split.
The reason? Quite simple really: We’d made our point.
Some bands form, and they keep going for many years. The Manhattan Love Suicides were never about that. We were never career driven; we just wanted to make an impact, like 4 sticks of dynamite thrown into a stale music scene. And in our own way, we did what we set out to do.
The music remains, and that is the most important thing. We’re all very proud of how much we did in the short time we existed. The last thing we ever wanted was to become stale. End it while it’s still fresh, while it’s still vital. While it still counts.
So, thanks to everyone who came to see us , to everyone who appreciated the music and to everyone who supported us. This is not the end: it’s just a new beginning. Adam and Rachel have formed The Medusa Snare and the debut album will be released by Squirrel Records soon, Caroline and Darren are contributing vocals and guitar respectively to Ailsa Craig, as well as working on new material together which will be released later in the year.
So, it’s official. I’d got wind of this a few days before setting off for the Indietracks Festival. There was still a chance that it wasn’t true – but after speaking with Darren from the band I knew that the these chances were slim and so it was, on a packed train, Adam, with Rachel in attendance, announced that The Manhattan Love Suicides had split up. This tiny steam train carriage was full to bursting and the news was greeted with some shock. Adam, Rachel and a friend (Steve?) – played an acoustic set – as The Medusa Snare – which threw in a few Manhattan Love Suicides songs.
So, that was The Manhattan Love Suicides. I just want to put on record what an amazing bunch of people this band are (were?). Their single released on Lostmusic is one of the reasons I still want to run a record label. This band became my favourite over past 3 years (well, it’s nearly 3 years I guess). The band have left behind a of whole bunch of songs that they should be immensely proud of. These records will continue to fill my world with pleasure, for that I am thankful. The sadness comes from knowing that I’ll never hear a blistering ‘new’ 7″ by them. And the real kick, is, I will never get to see the four of them kicking up an unholy racket on stage ever again. They were a special band. I’m gonna miss them.
Links: The Manhattan Love Suicides | Squirrel Records | Indietracks
* it seems this statement is no longer on the bands My Space page – read into that what you will – but I am not sure that I hold much hope for a change of heart.