After announcing in March that they’re to split after one last tour, trailblazing Scottish indie-pop band THE SPOOK SCHOOL have announced they will release final single ‘Keep in Touch’ to accompany their final farewell tourwhich begins this week – and the last few tickets (for the shows that haven’t sold out) are on sale now.
The band were nominated for Scottish Album of The Year in 2018 with their third album Could It Be Different? out now on Alcopop! Records—an internationally acclaimed release that was packed with hope and good will, passionately championing LGBTQ+ rights and inclusivity. It’s safe to say they will be missed!
On the single, drummer Niall McCamley says: “We have had the absolute time of our lives. Just because the band is coming to a close doesn’t mean we won’t be around. The songs get to live on and we will still reply to your messages and letters. What an adventure, and what a privilege to be able to celebrate thejourney with one final tour. Thank you for making a tiny band feel like giants. Keep in touch.”
his year will mark the end of the project known as The Spook School. Whilst it is incredibly sad, we really want to look back with joy on this journey. It’s easy to forget all the things we managed to achieve with close to zero knowledge of how the music industry works (we still don’t really understand a lot of it!).
We started as friends and we are ending the exact same way. We still love each other and in the future we will continue to work together on creative projects, but real life has a habit of getting in the way and eating up time and energy. We just can’t devote ourselves to the band the way we want to anymore and we would rather go out with a fanfare than let The Spook Schooldrift quietly away.
We have achieved so much more than we ever thought possible and we are so, so grateful for everything we got to experience. We have met so many people and seen so much of the world that would have remained hidden from us if it wasn’t for this band.
To mark our departure we plan to go out with an almighty bang. We will be embarking on a farewell tour of the UK in August and September culminating in our final show in Glasgow on September 7th. It would be lovely to see you, sing with you, and dance with you for a last time.
It has been 8 years, 3 albums, countless silly covers, hundreds of adventures, and one highly unofficial endorsement from Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Sausages. We will never forget our time as The Spook School.
Finally, we want to say thank you to you. Thank you for your support, it truly has meant so much to us. We’re full of self-doubt and constantly questioning ourselves and to have such positive people coming to our shows and listening to our music is infectious. We have written about incredibly personal things and that sense of community and of having a support network has been so beautiful. If our music has made even the smallest positive contribution to anybody then we can be exceptionally proud.
The Spook School Farewell Tour Dates:
30.08.19 – Edinburgh – Henry’s Cellar Bar
1.08.19 – Newcastle – The Cumberland Arms
01.09.19 – Manchester – Gullivers
02.09.19 – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
03.09.19 – Bristol – Exchange
04.09.19 – Brighton – Green Door Store
05.09.19 – London – Moth Club
06.09.19 – Nottingham – Rough Trade
07.09.19 – Glasgow – The Art School