Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images The sad news came across late Wednesday afternoon…
- Posted on Apr 16th 2010 7:30AM by Julian Marszalek
Quoting controversial British politician Enoch Powell -- the Tory MP responsible for 1968's notorious "Rivers of blood" speech warning of violence over immigration into Britain -- as well as Nanny McPhee and 'EastEnders' character Frank Butcher, the band have confirmed the release their final and time-sensitive single, 'Do You Believe In God?' backed with 'Keep it in the Family.'
The statement reads, "On Thursday May 6, Black Box Recorder go to the country for the last time. For one day only you can download their final two recordings ... All proceeds will go to the members of Black Box Recorder and their families. No interviews. No further statements. The end."
Black Box Recorder were formed by Sarah Nixey, Luke Haines (of the Auteurs) and John Moore (formerly of the Jesus and Mary Chain) in 1998.
Haines published his memoir, 'Bad Vibes: Britpop and My Part in Its Downfall' in 2009 and now performs under his own name while John Moore has recently surfaced with the Jesus and Mary Chain's current rhythm section of Phil King (bass) and Loz Colbert to form the John Moore Rock and Roll Trio.