The Dead 60s call it a day

by Modculture 14 February, 2008

The Dead 60s, perhaps the only ska-influenced band to have any sort of mainstream success in recent years, have split up.Dead_60s_2

Writing on their website earlier this week, the band said

We decided to call it a day just after Christmas. There’s no
big story, no falling out between us. We just felt like the band had
run its course, time for us all to branch out & try other things. A big thanks to everyone who has been partial to the success
that we had and to all the amazing gigs/tours/nights out that we
experienced along the way. And so, on to new things and new music. We will keep you posted of our new projects & hope to see you all soon..Feri bhetaula, Matt, Charlie, Ben & Bryan.

The Liverpool band released their debut album The Dead 60s in 2005 on Deltasonic Records and more recently had a Fred Perry Harrington jacket produced which they had specially designed. The bands’ second album Time To Take Sides was released in France last August and was scheduled for release in the UK last month. It never materialised, presumably because of the decision to split. Whether the album will eventually come out remains a mystery for now.