Brighton indie-rockers Jumping Ships are calling it a day. The Alcopop! Records band left a message on their Facebook detailing their reasons:
It is with great sadness to announce that we have decided to call it a day as Jumping Ships. It has been an amazing four and a half years – and due to a change in focus for all of us we feel that the time has come to sign it off.
A massive thanks goes to all the promoters for putting us on, old and new friends for letting us stay, and to everyone that came to see us and hopefully enjoyed the music that we made. Special thanks to; Jack Alcopop, Rick Moreno, Will Puxley, Faye Lewis, Andy Ritchie, Katie P, Matt Walker, Jenna Lee, Tom Aylott, Tom Barnes, Ryan Crashburn, all of our Brighton friends, the city of Hastings and of course Tristan Hall, Alex Pott and Tom Heron.
There will be one last hooorahhh and this will be a free entry show at The Old Blue Last on the 7th November – supports still TBC. We also plan to sort a final Brighton show before the year is out.
We will be doing a limited run of our final single ‘Cut The Cold Out’ – in perfect time for the impending winter season. This track was recorded by Chris Coulter and will feature on a four track CD which includes; two remixes (one by ‘Maybeshewill’) and an acoustic version of ‘Movers and Shakers’. The release will surface online via our bandcamp page and you can purchase physical copies at the final shows.
Thanks so much for the support guys – it is really sad that this has come to an end.
Michael, Kai, Rich, Oli.”
We loved a bit of Jumping Ships here at PT, and it’s sad to see them go. We wish the guys all the best in whatever they go on to do, and you should go check out their EPs if you haven’t already!