It is with a heavy heart that we announce that our slot on Saturday 4th at Hevy festival in Kent this weekend will be the last show CROCUS ever plays.
Over the last 5 years CROCUS has been a band of extreme highs and extreme lows and now we find ourselves being a band that is at a point where we are no longer really a band.
The first set of member changes in 2010 set us back for sure, but everything was eventually Ok, CROCUS felt great again for some time but the problems just kept coming; we kept adapting and kept adapting the best we knew how: allowing for fill-in members and new drummers galore. There were always the 3 of us battling through. However last week came the fatal blow; Lewis decided he no longer had the desire to continue his role in the band. He wishes to persue other ventures and feels he can no longer give what being in the kind of band we are/were requires. We cannot and will not continue as CROCUS without Lewis, it is already hard to see the woods for the trees and understand where we are and what we are as a band and without Lewis this is impossible.
All we can say is thankyou. Thankyou so much for everything, these 5 years have mostly been mind blowing, and changed our lives entirely, thankyou to every promoter every person who let us crash at your place, every person who filled in: mainly the amazing Kieran Brindley and every person who recorded us and put out our records, particularly Mikee/Zak & Cheryl we heart records and more recently the one and only Alex Fitzpatrick @ Holy Roar Records.
Thankyou to everyone who has ever been in and left our band: Tom, Greg, Jake and Lewis although we ended up wanting different things we shared a vision for sometime and this break up is because that vision is no longer achievable or even very real. To move forward as a band you have to be a unit and to be a unit you have to move together. When half of your band is replaced every 18 months, this becomes impossibly hard and apathy inducing.
We want to put this band to bed in the best way possible, with our friends all having fun in one place. When we play on Saturday just dance, go wild, that is all this has ever been about anyway, fun and enjoying each others company. If you can get on stage, then do, come and grasp the last moments of the songs and give them the funeral they deserve.
Thankyou for all the support and everything else, we love you all very much and please keep an eye out for our new band/s.
We are playing our last show this saturday at 12:00/midday on the Rocksound stage at HEVY fest in Kent.
All the love from,
Zac, Aidan, Tom and Lewis,
CROCUS RIP 2007-2012”
We sadly cannot play July 5th @ Live Bar in Truro, Cornwall. Our drummer lives in Brighton and cannot afford to play a ONE OFF show 300miles from from home.
CROCUS is from now on only able to do strings of shows and tours. We loose too much money doing anything else in any other way. Sad but true, this shift has been coming for a while, one off shows have been becoming more and more difficult for us, we just have to do things more sensibly and in a fashion that allows us to be comfortable and also allow for necessities such as rehearsal when (for example) we haven’t seen each other in a month, given our distance problems.
We will Obviously be playing HEVY festival in August. But, promoters this is for you, we will contact you when we book the small and longer tours in the future that make sense for us.
Much love x