[Staff Musings] Breaking Up the Band is Hard to Do

One of my favourite British bands, Blitz Kids have just broken up. The news didn’t come out of the blue – when part of your life revolves around music, you slowly start to feel/know in advance, that such a thing would happen eventually. However, those signs just don’t make goodbyes easier, because you know you will never hear new music from those bands again.

Today I’m sharing some of the band break-ups that made a huge impact on me, and I would like you to do the same in the comments below, or via our social media sites!

I remember it was a very shitty day for me, when My Chemical Romance called it a day. I literally lived and breathed their Killjoy album when it came out. I was having a shitty time in the last few years of school and with getting a qualification I would probably never use, so that album was there to get me ready every morning before diving into all the school work. By 2013, I was so ready to hear new material, then…BOOM! Suddenly, MCR was no more…


The other is a very touchy subject, but it was actually Lostprophets. I liked them ever since first hearing their music while playing Need For Speed: Underground. I had their last album on repeat and saw the effect their music had on people at music festivals in the UK (like, properly singing along when their anthem-like songs randomly came on in between two acts) during the summer of 2012. I was so shaken up when those shocking disgusting things about the singer surfaced , I couldn’t do anything but stare at the computer screen for a solid 10 minutes to process what just happened. I knew musicians, and artists in general, can be problematic sometimes, but it was the time I actually realized any of our real-life “heroes” can turn out to be worse than the most evil villains in the movies.


And finally, I would totally die if long-time favourite and always relevant band, like All Time Low, were gone in the future. (I had to share this, because if that ever happens, I won’t be here to say anything about it. Even the thought is horrible.)


LET US KNOW WHICH BAND’S BREAK UP HAS AFFECTED YOU THE WORST – we can offer virtual hugs afterwards!

Dóra Udvardi

Dóra Udvardi

Writer. Photographer. Admirer of Arts.