Guildford based angular-punk quartet Trails have announced they will call an end to the band after their final show at The Boileroom in Guildford on 30th May this year. As a tribute to their time as a band, they’ve just released a new video for “Capgras Delusion”, the last track to be taken from their debut album Crooked Trees. You can watch it below.
In a statement which you can read in full here, the band announced:
With a heavy heart it’s time to announce that Trails are splitting up. A lot of you already know, and in a way it’s been a long time coming. When Will left last year we were just about to release our album, so as much as we didn’t want to do the band without him at the time, it certainly wasn’t a point at which we could stop. Having invested so much time, energy and money into the album we needed to see it through, release it, and tour it to our fans. Everyone has their own cut off point, and when Adam chose to leave as well, it didn’t really feel right to carry on what had been a band of 4 mates without 2 of them.
So it’s over, with no sense of relief or light-heartedness. All that’s left to say is the generic but heartfelt thanks to all our friends and families, everyone who’s booked a show for us, let us crash on their floor, all the bands we’ve played with and hung out with, everyone who’s come to a show, bought a record, everyone who’s genuinely been into our music and our band. You know who you are, it means a lot, no one can take that away from us. Thank you.
Charlie Simmonds of local Guildford promoters GU1 PUNX comments:
Trails are one of our all time favourite local bands and we’re absolutely gutted they’re calling it a day. To me, Trails was always the band that broke the Academy of Contemporary Music bubble in our town; the band that showed me maintaining a DIY ethic in your work bore rewards far greater than money or fame. I’m not gonna go on and on, but this band means a lot to a lot of people. Let’s all hangout and sing along one last time.
They will be joined for the final show by friends in Swim Good, DARKO, Atiptoe and Fleshtrench.