London-Based Trio Doe Call It Quits

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London-Based Trio Doe Call It Quits

Six years of touring and three albums later, London-based trio Doe will be calling it quits in September.

The band announced their decision to part ways in a heartfelt Instagram post published early Friday morning, writing that the split “has been on the cards for a while now” and is a “100% mutual/amicable/positive decision.”

The band will be performing at a farewell show in London on Sept. 7 and will continue to make music independently after parting ways.

“It’s easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of being in a band, the struggle is real and we’d be lying if we said it hasn’t often been stressful and anxiety-inducing to boot, but in spite of that it’s been the most incredible ride that we wouldn’t have swapped out for anything,” the trio wrote.

Doe released their third album Grow Into It in 2018 and a double-sided single “Team Spirit/Just What I Needed” in February. The band recently wrapped a month-long tour throughout the U.S. with Eureka California in March.

You can find tickets for the band’s final show here and read the band’s official statement below.

Dear everyone, it’s with a heavy but healthy heart that we must bring you some news: The three of us have decided to stop making music as Doe and the band will be drawing to a close in a few months time. We’ll be playing a farewell show at @thelexingtonlondon on Saturday September 7th (ticket link in bio). This has been on the cards for a while now and whilst it’s a 100% mutual/amicable/positive decision, it’s still very sad as this band has been a bigger part of our lives than we could ever put into words. When we started Doe back in 2013, we met as strangers who had no idea what kind of journey we were about to embark on, we just knew we wanted to throw ourselves in head first and make as much noise as possible, whether people were listening or not. 6.5 years on and we are ending this journey as best friends who’ve had the privilege of taking our weird not-quite-indie, not-quite-punk, where’s-the-bassist-i don’t-get-it music all over the place, not just in our home country or even home continent, but the other side of the Atlantic too. We’ve met some lifelong friends whilst doing this. We’ve befriended and shared the stage with some of our heroes. We’ve been continuously humbled by people coming to shows and somehow knowing all the words, even the ones that we’ve forgotten. It’s easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of being in a band, the struggle is real and we’d be lying if we said it hasn’t often been stressful and anxiety-inducing to boot, but in spite of that it’s been the most incredible ride that we wouldn’t have swapped out for anything. We’d like to say a very heartfelt thank you to everyone who’s supported us, whether that be by listening to our music, coming to shows, promoting our shows, telling mates about us, putting out our records, writing about us, inviting us on tour, lending us gear, letting us crash on your couch/floor, making us food, buying us beers, letting us stroke your pets or even just lending us words of encouragement when we needed them the most. It all adds up and all of you have played a part in making this whole thing an unforgettable experience for us. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Nicola, Jake and Dean xxx

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