I just found out that my favourite band in the whole world, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, are over. They released it on the 27th of February on their Facebook site, but somehow I must have missed it. The frontman and singer Charles Haddon committed suicide last summer on the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium. So sad. But they decided to release their debut album The Golden Year in the beginning of October anyway, which was a very good decision. It's the best album of all time in my opinion. Excellent; it's everything you can ask from an album.
My co-blogger, Shuffle, some other friends and I was at the tribute show "Chazzstock" at KOKO in London. It was amazing, definitely the best night of my life so far. During the night artist like The Vaccines, Man Like Me, The Kooks, Mr Hudson, were there to perform one song each from The Golden Year and some tunes of their own. It was amazing.
The two (remaining) former members of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool have projects of their own now. Caan Capan is working on a solo album and Joe Hutchinson is the producer of Venus In Furs debut album.
It's really, really sad that they're over, but it was expected. I'm really grateful that they released their debut album, even though it must have been such a hard time for them. I'm also very grateful that I got the opportunity to see them live at Arvikafestivalen 2010. I wish both Joe and Caan the best and good luck in the future. Keep on making your great music!
Best song ever made, and will always be; "Dance The Way I Feel" - first single
"Jacksons Last Stand" - second single
"The Key" - third single, released after Charles Haddons death. Recorded at their gig on the Pukkelpop festival.
Thank you for your amazing music. I will love it forever.