New Release Friday this week is twinned with Free Download Friday and Sad News Friday. Both the download and the news come from Swiss Lips, with the Manchester-based electropop group announcing that just a few months after releasing their debut album the band are to split. In a statement, the band’s four members describe a falling out of love with being in the music business:
We have decided that this is the end for Swiss Lips. The thing we loved the most became a drain, it’s pretty gruesome out there for a small band in 2015. To anyone who cares or cared, we thank you for coming along for the ride, and more importantly for the support you gave, we truly appreciate it and had some amazing times. All ends bring new beginnings, hopefully see you around. Sam, Luke, Tim, Tom & Nic.
To sweeten the pill Swiss Lips have today released Got It Bad as a free download, and a second album, Overflowing Futures, featuring a mix of new and previously unreleased material.
Get it while you can.