The Walkmen have hinted that a lengthy hiatus could be on the way.
The Walkmen are a scuzzy, snot-ridden punk band at heart - and Clash wouldn't have it any other way. Through a decade-long career the band have shifted and evolved, with last year's 'Heaven' emerged on Bella Union.
Released to widespread acclaim - Clash review HERE - frontman Hamilton Leithauser is currently working on a solo project. With the group taking a breather, it seems that this hiatus could be extended indefinitely.
Bass player Peter Bauer spoke to the Washington Post, explaining: "We have no future plans whatsoever. I’d call it a pretty extreme hiatus."
"We really just have no idea. I don’t think any of us wanted to write another Walkmen record. Maybe that will change down the line, maybe it won’t, maybe we’ll play shows."
Continuing, Bauer presents the break as simply natural given the length of time that the band have been together.
"I think it’s weird to make a hubbub about something if there’s nothing to really make a hubbub about. At the same time, I don’t think we’ve been a gang properly for a long time, so there’s not much to break up, I guess."
One more time... here's 'The Rat'.
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