South Coast UK melodic hardcore heroes Heart In Hand announced over the weekend that they are no longer a band.
The band issued a statement on their Facebook page Friday evening as an apology to their fans that begins:
"It is with great sadness that we have to write this post, but as of today, we as Heart In Hand will no longer be continuing to create and perform music. Trust is a hugely important part of any band and when it is tested it is difficult to come back from without causing further damage."
"As a result of this, we will be cancelling our upcoming European tour next month, a fact that we are monumentally sorry about. We cannot apologise enough to the fans, promotors and organisers and of course Hand Of Mercy, LIFERUINER and Create To Inspire for letting you down, but we wouldn't want to tour not to our full potential and see this off in an even more negative way.
It is a difficult time to say the least for us to talk about the end of this adventure, we've watched this band grow for over 6 years and been to some amazing places, met incredible people and had some of our fondest memories playing with some amazing bands and countless festivals, all with the satisfaction that music we created and hard work got us there. We never cut corners or paid our way onto anything, which makes our achievements more precious to us personally.
This would be the best opportunity to thank everyone who helped us along the way, every single person who showed support, whether it be a 'like' on Facebook and illegally downloading our music, or coming to 15 shows, getting tattoos or buying all our shirts. All the people behind the scenes guiding us right and creating a strong team as the band grew, including Nanouk at Avocado Booking, Jamie and everyone at Siege Of Amida Recordsand Century Media Records, and Dom Patience, as well as anyone we've had as drivers and crew/tour pals, you know who you are.
We will be toying about with music outside of this band in due time, but for now, this is the end for Heart In Hand. We understand this is not the most suitable end but it's the way it has to be at this point. Love to you all.
This means that the group will no longer be heading out on their EU / UK tour that was due to start next month supported by Create To Inspire, Liferuiner and Hand Of Mercy, as well as having to pull out of Germany's With Full Force Festival this July.