Sheffield based indie heroes Standard Fare have decided to split up.
The New Year brings with it a wealth of opportunity, yet it can also sharpen the mind to tackle fresh directions. In the case of Standard Fare, it seems that 2013 has provided a suitable finishing point for their endeavour.
It's been a decent run. The Sheffield based group have built up a cult following with their assured brand of indie songcraft, playing shows across the country and beyond during their nine years together.
During the course of their career Standard Fare released two charming albums, alongside the odd one off single along the way. Confirming the news on their website, here's the final notice from Standard Fare.
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We are sad to announce that after nine years of playing together, we are finishing Standard Fare on a high. We part on friendly terms and will all continue to make music in various guises.
It's been amazing to be able to release two albums, several singles, to travel and play in so many places, and to meet so many fantastic people.
We want to express our gratitude to our labels Melodic, Thee SPC, and Bar None, all the promoters who've put us on, anyone who's written nice things about us, Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson, and other radio DJ's who've played us, Alan at 2Fly for recording nearly everything we've released and finally all of you who have listened, come to gigs, said hi! Thank you - we've had a fantastic time.
To say farewell we're doing two final gigs, Sheffield Feb 16th and London Popfest March 2nd so do come and say goodbye!
Details to follow.
Lots of love from us, Andy, Dan, and Emma