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Monowhales have announced they’re breaking up

It’s been a tough couple of years when it comes to losing Canadian bands. Hollerado is gone. Tokyo Police Club is on a farewell tour. By this time next year, Sum 41 would have called it a day. And now we hear at Monowhales are breaking up.

The announcement by singer Sally Shaar, guitarist Zack Zanardo and drummer Jordan Circosta came out yesterday (April 9). It reads:

Over our time together, we’ve each evolved, both creatively and personally. Many of you have followed this story as it unfolded, every new record and tour representing a step forward for each of us as creators and human beings. Your unwavering love and support along the way has been nothing short of life changing, and for that, we are eternally grateful.

As we each followed our own paths, we’ve reached a point where we no longer feel we can do justice to the vision of MONOWHALES we set out with. We’ve never been happy with providing the world with anything less than our best, and feel now is the right time to put this down. For this reason, all our scheduled shows and festival appearances will be canceled.

This happens. People form a group when their young and slowly grow up. As Don Letts, a longtime confident of The Clash told me, it’s rare that a good band lasts longer than seven years. Monowhales were formed in 2017, so they’re right on schedule.

Here’s the full announcement from Instagram.

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