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Bridezilla Confirm “Inevitable Departure And Divorce”

News posted Tuesday, December 11 2012 at 12:00 PM.
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Bridezilla Confirm “Inevitable Departure And Divorce”

One of Sydney’s most promising young bands are calling it a day.

After six years together, Bridezilla have announced their “inevitable departure and divorce” via a statement issued today. They had officially been on a hiatus for the past two years, but released a new single, ‘Snakes And Ladders’, in May.

While no reason for the split was offered – the statement quoted lyrics from Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go on’ and Nancy & Lee’s ‘Time’ – the band extended thanks to their “families, friends, lovers and teachers”.

“Many thanks and appreciation to all the musicians, producers, engineers, promoters, bookers, writers and journalists, home owners, studios, banks, airlines, hotels, venues, festivals, club owners etc. we've met and worked/played/stayed/flew with/for/pulled favours from over the years,” it read. “Thankyou for all the good times and the bad. Belated apologies for being little shits.”

Formed in 2005 by five high school friends – Holiday Sidewinder (vocals/guitar), Pia May (guitars), Millie Hall (saxophone, keyboards), Daisy Tulley (violin) and Josh Bush (drums) – Bridezilla released their debut self-titled EP in 2007. A full-length album, The First Dance, followed in 2009. It was recorded in rural NSW with US producer Kramer (Galaxie 500, Low, Leader Cheetah) and described by M+N as “an engaging and mostly excellent first outing”.

Bridezilla will play their final show at The Oxford Art Factory on January 16, with supports from Cabins, Swimwear (aka Tim Derricourt from Dappled Cities), a DJ set by Kirin J Callinan and an unannounced special guest.

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black wasp!  said about 1 year ago:

so long cuties


whatwhat  said about 1 year ago:

Bummer. They were pretty good.


tugboat  said about 1 year ago:

Bummer indeed.


MalikVerlag  said about 1 year ago:

What does ''most promising'' mean? Excuse my neolithic tendencies, but I'd like to know.


Ghostface  said about 1 year ago:

it means had they stuck it out they would have been big. you couldn't pick that up?


MalikVerlag  said about 1 year ago:

As in, Next Big Things/Bands to Watch etc? I've often found these sort of expressions a bit condescending, projectionist, antiquated and detached from present day reality. Yet they continue to appear in music journalism's vocabulary.


josejones  said about 1 year ago:

thanks ghostface. thought it was a pretty obvious line tbh.


black wasp!  said about 1 year ago:

I've often found these sort of expressions a bit condescending, projectionist, antiquated and detached from present day reality. Yet they continue to appear in music journalism's vocabulary.

Replace 'expressions' with 'bands'. But so?


MalikVerlag  said about 1 year ago:

I dunno, I just think of all those next big thing articles from yesteryear; they're often so off the mark, and at the time of publication, not really the best way to give context to a band's achievement of already being perceived as 'good' by the author.


Ghostface  said about 1 year ago:

shhhhh


lawson  said about 1 year ago:

that sucks. The First Dance is a crypto classic. loved that it was unafraid to be lush and melodramatic.


MalikVerlag  said about 1 year ago:

I know, annoying, general rant.

black wasp, yep, replace it as you say. but so? well, you'd fix it if you could, right.


Velodrone  said about 1 year ago:

'sup girl(s).


MelonHCST  said about 1 year ago:

When are tickets on sale?


Godzilla  said about 1 year ago:

Wouldn't have happened if they'd had a bass player.


blacklight  said about 1 year ago:

Mercy Arms and Bridezilla. Both hugely hyped (especially Mercy Arms). Both excellent bands chased by big record labels in 2005/2006....and both prematurely departed.

Meanwhile The Temper Trap got knocked back by nearly every label and they're the new Powderfinger.

Again proves that when it comes to the music industry, nobody really knows ANYTHING.


andydepressant  said about 1 year ago:

I'm with Max. I'd honestly prefer to just hear, ''they're really good''. Why do I need to know if they'll be big or not to want to hear them? It's condescending, but totes normal. Blech.


whatwhat  said about 1 year ago:

blacklight said:

Mercy Arms and Bridezilla. Both hugely hyped (especially Mercy Arms). Both excellent bands chased by big record labels in 2005/2006....and both prematurely departed.
Meanwhile The Temper Trap got knocked back by nearly every label and they're the new Powderfinger.
Again proves that when it comes to the music industry, nobody really knows ANYTHING.

depressingly true. might as well add the ghosts [ghostwood] in there too, as they had massive hype right from their first ever gig onwards.

i remember temper temper playing in sydney so many times and it started with every industry nuffy at their shows, then dwindled to nothing, and now look at em. not to my taste at all, but they seem to have connected with the greater public.


Velodrone  said about 1 year ago:

The ''music industry'' is just plain laughable.

Fuck it, DIY and bandcamp your way to fame!


funtimes  said about 1 year ago:

Have lost valentinos officially broken up yet?


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