The Pharaohs call it quits
are were one of my favourite local bands. The sad news was delivered to our inbox today via Ross Hocking:
I just wanted to write and thank you all for your help and support with Pharaohs over the past couple of years. Whether you booked them on a show, came out to a gig, bought a cd, played them on the radio, let them sleep on your floor, etc, it was most appreciated and we couldn't have achieved the things we did without you.
The breakup had been on the cards for a number of months and it seemed liked the logical thing to do as Joel Amos was moving interstate and the Crannitch brothers wanted to concentrate on other projects, namely Leader Cheetah. LC launched their myspace site last week ( www.myspace.com/leadercheetah) and the response to the track 'Bloodlines' has been overwhelming - it's nothing like Pharaohs but hopefully you'll dig it. The band has been hiding away and writing since New Years and they've just recorded a 4-track demo. If you're interested in hearing more, shoot me an email and i'll be sure to post you a copy when we get them back in the coming week.
Once again, thanks for all your support with Pharaohs and I look forward to working with you all again with Leader Cheetah.
Not all bad news I guess - with a new band rising from 'the ashes'. Look forward to hearing things from them as they emerge as well, especially anything involving the Pharaohs' drummer - he is about 16 years young and absolutely mind blowingly awesome.