The Delgados, influential figures in Glasgow’s independent
music scene for over 10 years, have announced that they
are to amicably disband. The reason has been put down to
the departure of their bass player Stewart Henderson who
informed the band in the New Year that he did not wish to
make another album. The Delgados have always been known
as uniquely collaborative songwriters and as such, it was
decided that the band could not continue without all of
its original members.
The Delgados leave behind them 5 critically acclaimed
albums including The Great Eastern, Hate and last year’s
Universal Audio. Their two principal songwriters Emma
Pollock and Alun Woodward will be pursuing individual
projects and drummer Paul Savage will continue production
duties at the band’s Chem19 Studios in Hamilton.
The four friends will continue to run their record label
Chemikal Underground in this, its 10th Anniversary year,
with releases scheduled for Malcolm Middleton, Mother &
The Addicts and Arab Strap. They are extremely grateful
to everyone who has supported The Delgados over the course
of their career.
I just got the above email from Chemikal Underground. I thought the last Delgados album was their poppiest yet, full of lovely, catchy melodies.
Ah well… I’ll miss the buggers.