‘2007 – Forever’: Lower Than Atlantis announce split and final shows

"We’ve had an absolutely unimaginable 11 years"

Lower Than Atlantis have announced their split, with a run of farewell shows scheduled for next year.

The Watford quartet, who formed in 2007, released their fifth album ‘Safe in Sound’ last year. Their debut record ‘Far Q’ came out in 2010.

Now, the group have posted a statement announcing their break-up, farewell tour, and final single.

“After much deliberation, we’ve heavy heartedly decided to take a break from the band,” the post begins. “It wasn’t an easy decision to make but we feel that it’s definitely the right one and one we hope everyone can learn to accept and respect.

Lower Than Atlantis Slam Dunk

Lower Than Atlantis

“We’ve had an absolutely unimaginable 11 years making and playing music for people who have completely changed our lives for the better and we honestly can’t thank you enough for that. But we feel that we’d be doing all of you a disservice continuing this way.”

Saying that they “managed to surpass all expectations and live beyond our wildest dreams”, the band thanked fans for their dedication.

See the full statement below:

With the final dates taking place in May in Manchester, Birmingham, and London, the band have promised to go out by “playing the best shows we ever have”. “Let’s give LTA the send off she deserves!” they said.

Earlier this year, Lower Than Atlantis appeared at Slam Dunk Festival and played a series of intimate UK dates. Speaking to NME about their experience on the tour, Mike Duce said: “It’s been great. You’ll show up at a venue, and it’s like, ‘Oh, the PA don’t work! There’s no bus power!’, or you’ll wonder if the show’s gonna be any good – is anyone gonna fuckin’ come?

“We were playing in fuckin’ Pontypridd in Wales! It’s been sick every night, it’s been bangin’. It feels like the tours we used to do, back in the day, but with that little extra bit of comfort.”