Alternative rock band Exit Calm have announced their break up on Facebook. The statement, signed off by the band as a whole, reads:
“It’s with a heavy heart that we announce to all our brilliantly loyal fans, and all the excellent people who have tirelessly invested time and money into our music, that we have sadly parted ways with Nicky Smith – a brilliant front man with whom have written 2 solid albums. Therefore we also announce the conclusion of exit calm.
Our relationship has been a tumultuous one, with a lot of highs and more recently some lows, but we remain focussed on the many highs, and the fact that our past collaboration has resulted in two albums we are extremely proud of. We would love to have given our fans a third album, but it takes all members to be in the right headspace to achieve that.
We all have ambition to continue making great music for your ears, and we wish Nicky nothing but success and happiness in all he does, both musically and personally, and maybe one day we can all stand on the same stage again, and all be proud to perform our music.
We love exit calm and we’ll always appreciate the love you have shown us in return.
Thank you to our brilliant management and all who have ever supported us.
Following their formation in 2006, the four-piece from Barnsley released an EP and two albums – their self-titled debut Exit Calm in 2010 and their 2013 follow up, The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be.
The band had a strong following and were known for their energetic live performances, and the powerful combination of guitarist Rob Marshall and frontman Nicky Smith’s distinctive vocals.
Fans and musicians alike have taken to social media to express their sadness and shock over the split. On Facebook, Glasgow band Thousandsounds wrote:
Over on Twitter, Goodsoul Promotions shared a photo and anecdotes.