Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Elle Milano (2004-2008)

Myspace // "Chess Tragedy" [Audio] // "Meanwhile in Hollywood..." [Video]

There were plenty of conclusions drawn when Elle Milano cancelled all of their tour dates two months ago, but those of us that saw the writing on the wall, the dire news was confirmed yesterday. From the band's Myspace page:

Hello all,

So you know, Elle Milano has called it a day. There is no simple explanation why, but the writing's been on the wall for quite a while. We somewhat lost the magic we used to have and regretfully the band's just come to a big brick wall against our will.

The recent silence and cancellation of gigs was down to a family tragedy in my life, and was nothing band related, however now it feels as though the time is right to move on and try something new. We are all on good terms. I've been doing stuff by myself as Entrepreneurs recently, so keep and eye on that if you're interested. When future projects by any of us come together I'll put links up here...

Thats about it. We have decided to go out on a song (or 4)... enjoy. (And download, cos the quality on Myspace is terrible...)


I really don't know where to start here. I did write a bit of a speculative article on this a few weeks ago, and I don't really think it's necessary to go into things further or spend paragraphs talking about what these guys meant to me or anything like that.

The band had just released their debut album in April, and it seemed like they had some good momentum going on and an increasingly fervent fanbase. But I guess when you don't feel it anymore, you don't feel it, and there's nothing you can do about it, and although they called it a day early, they did go out on top. Out of the 30 or so songs I have from them, there's not a bad one in the bunch.

I'll leave the long articles discussing the importance of the band to others, but tonight, tomorrow night, or this weekend, let's all have a pint for Elle Milano to thank them for all of the memories. And they've already moved on, with Adam making music under the name Entrepreneurs.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

i remember a couple of summers ago, i would listen to elle milano demos for months at a time.

4:34 PM EST  

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