The band were further hindered by BBC Radio 1 's decision not to playlist them in their post-Polydor days   despite DJ Chris Moyles being a long-time supporter of the band.
With Taste demanding another big hit before they were willing to release a new Shed Seven album,  the ready and complete LP was held back indefinitely. As a consequence, the band announced their imminent split via a statement issued through the official Shed Seven website on 23 November , explaining that their then-current UK tour—which took place between November and December —would become the group's "farewell tour": .
This is exactly what we plan to do at these last remaining shows, making a special effort to play what people want to hear. It will be a celebration, a retrospective, a Shed Seven tour to remember. The final tour was a sell-out success, with the last gig played on 20 December at the Barbican Centre, in their hometown of York. One further album release did, however, come of their time at Taste: their only official live album, Where Have You Been Tonight?
Recorded at various destinations on tour in December , the album was released in May , six months before the band's farewell tour began. Despite gaining a loyal and ever-growing following of fans—sometimes referred to as "Shed Heads"  —the band failed to receive universal positive press attention in the UK; NME never featured Shed Seven on its cover, whilst the now defunct Melody Maker did so once.
An alternative hits album, The Collection , which in large part featured album tracks and B-sides, surfaced in In , after many requests from fans, the band eventually released an official post-split album, One Hand Clapping. The 'new' material, which would have comprised the band's fifth studio album, featured unreleased demos of songs that were submitted to, and refused by, Taste Media in The album was initially released in a strictly limited run of 1, copies, although a Japanese version of the album, complete with four extra acoustic tracks, enhanced sleeve notes and complete lyrics, was released in June Their debut album, The Year of the Rat , was released on 16 April Alan Leach opened a commercial recording studio in York, taught drums and began hosting pub quizzes, during this time he co-founded SpeedQuizzing LTD with his brother who now produce and sell smartphone pub quiz software globally.
In , Tom formed a new band, People in Airports, with singer-songwriter and guitarist Paul Downes. Joe Johnson taught guitar  in his hometown, and joined a New York-based band named the Black Sours.
Fraser Smith is now a London-based record producer and songwriter, currently signed to Notting Hill Music, and has produced and mixed records for acts such as Ian Brown , Hayley Hutchinson and The Yards. It was the first time Banks had appeared on stage with the band since his departure in This includes Rick, who recently released a debut album with his new band The Dukes".
Yet, despite this vow, both Witter and Banks' respective bands - The Dukes and Albion - suffered due to the renewed commitment to their old band's new outing. Very lazy. It seems you only have the album a once through and skipped through certain tracks. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Friday, September 25, Louder Than War. Share this: Twitter Facebook. Lazy, lazy boy.
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For personal non-commercial use only. I really liked this album, some of the songs are very touching or haunting. Sadly the louder songs miss the mark, if the music don't move yer is strangely appropriate. However songs like eyes before and thinking again are brilliant as are feathers and cry for help.
Before I bought this album I only had the greatest hits CD. I liked that so went to see them a couple of months ago and was pleasantly surprised! This is a quality album. I havn't stopped listening to it. As it hits the bridge you won't believe the change as the new keyboard player really earns his corn. I havn't got any of their other albums but anyone into this sort of stuff will love it.
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