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The end with Immediate effect

The announcement by The Immediate at the Trinity Ball last week that they were calling it a day took most observers by surprise. The band released their debut album, In Towers & Clouds, last summer and it received huge critical …

Fri, May 18, 2007, 10:33

   

The announcement by The Immediate at the Trinity Ball last week that they were calling it a day took most observers by surprise.

The band released their debut album, In Towers & Clouds, last summer and it received huge critical acclaim, promising sales and a Choice Music Prize nomination.

It was expected that the band would spend 2007 consolidating their support base at home and, having secured record label support in France, Australia and Germany, touring abroad.

But it was not to be. The band’s farewell statement cited “existential differences” – certainly the first time an Irish act has used that reason for a split. The break-up is said to be amicable, with some members keener to pursue other projects.

The band do, however, leave us with one last tune. As a parting gift, a new track, Mist Above the Mind, is currently streaming online.