Posted in music on February 22, 2006

"The band have just come off a European tour and are exhausted from the constant pressures of touring, subsequently they have cancelled their show at the NME Awards and US tour." [NME] (thx all)

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that fucking blows

i was so looking forward to the merc show w/ man man

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2006 10:58 AM

Damn it! How do get my money back?

Posted by Matt Saturday | February 22, 2006 11:16 AM

Alas, the band with the dumbest name in the history of indie rock is no more.... Such a shame.

Sorry, but if you can't come up with a better moniker than what two snickering 12-year-old boys might choose, then I ain't gonna bother listening to you.

Posted by Matt | February 22, 2006 11:27 AM

may their choice to break up spread all across the mediocre music scene and become the new hot trend.

Posted by sam | February 22, 2006 11:30 AM

They are going reform as Harry S. Balls

Posted by musicsnobbery | February 22, 2006 11:52 AM

Folks, the NME is the most unreliable source of information ever. When this gets printed by a real news source, I might consider its truth.

That said, I hope it's true, because this band sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2006 12:20 PM

Shit name, shit band, shit scene.

Posted by lenny | February 22, 2006 12:52 PM

from Pitchfork:

Matthew Solarski reports:
Well, it was fun while it lasted. But just like that beloved snowman in your front yard, Britain's ace chaos-provocateurs Test Icicles have passed on to a better place (possibly the troposphere). Chalk it up to the burdens of hype, egos, drugs, infighting, or Arctic Monkeys-- no matter what, the headstone still reads: R.I.P. Test Icicles: 2004-February 2006.

Here's the official statement:

"The band have just come off a European tour and are exhausted from the constant pressures of touring--subsequently they have cancelled their show at the NME Awards show this Friday and US tour. The band will play their UK tour in April, but there are currently no plans to make another album or tour beyond this."

As you read, the band have scrapped their much-anticipated U.S. shows, as well as that sold-out NME gig opening for Nine Black Alps. They will, however, still play those five UK dates in April, recapped below.

First, the cancelled dates:

02-24 London, England - Hammersmith Palais
03-01 Brooklyn, NY - North Six
03-02 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
03-03 Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
03-04 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
03-06 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
03-08 Portland, OR - Lola's Room
03-09 San Francisco, CA - Popscene
03-10 Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
03-11 San Diego, CA - Casbah
03-13 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
03-14 Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
03-17 Austin, TX - La Zone Rosa (Domino SXSW Showcase)
03-18 Austin, TX - Emo's

And the ones that are still on:

04-18 Glasgow, Scotland - Garage
04-19 Sunderland, England - Manor Quay
04-20 Manchester, England - Academy 2
04-21 Coventry, England - Coliseum
04-22 London, England - Astoria

Domino U.S. will release the now-swansong EP Circle. Square. Triangle in the U.S. later this spring. It will feature b-sides and remixes not previously available in America, as well as a brand new remix by Spank Rock.

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/news/06-02/22.shtml

Posted by brooklynvegan | February 22, 2006 3:35 PM

They're not splitting so much as splaying.

So Man Man is now headlining the Merc gig? Sweet.

Posted by J | February 22, 2006 3:56 PM

I like them.

They're an unholy mess onstage, and it's very enjoyable to see them have success, especially compared to bands that are trying to be 'professional'.

Slogging round the USA tho, who needs it?

No plans means no plans.

Plans are boring.

Posted by joly | February 22, 2006 6:04 PM

hurrrrrrrrrrrray. hopefully all the thousands of quid being wasted on them can go to a more deserving act. i suggest Christian Silva.

Posted by camille | February 22, 2006 9:26 PM

Some band should really snatch up that bass player, though. He said he was moving to New York after last fall's Northsix gig, throughout which the two lead singers just screamed like maniacs and called each other names. They faked me-little-white-boy-angry while the bass player just played great.

Posted by Charlotte | February 23, 2006 12:56 AM

mwah! to test icicles they fuckin rawk mwah socks off yummy teh sex :star hehe wuv yas!!!

Posted by jaffacakes | March 24, 2006 9:40 AM

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