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