Exit State Call It A Day

Exit State made the following announcement on their official Facebook page today: –


It is with the deepest amount of sadness and regret that we announce that we have unfortunately come to the end of our journey as Exit State.

The band feels that it has taken the project as far as it can go in the current climate and, following a few beers, some reminiscing and lots of laughs, have hugged it out and called it a day.

We want to thank EVERYONE that has supported Exit State over the last 9yrs – there simply are too many people to mention outright and we would only end up forgetting someone and feeling terrible about it. You all know who you are and we love each and every one of you.

We would also like to King Prawn Records and Rocksector Records for putting our music out there into the big wide world, and not to mention a huge thanks to our management team at Rocksector, without whom, many of the people we have met and opportunities we have encountered would not have been possible.

Fear not people, this isn’t the end of the journey for the guys. They will be spreading their own personal messages from their own personal pages soon enough and indeed, fresh and exciting new projects will undoubtedly be revealed over the forthcoming months.

We will make an announcement in a few days time regarding the remaining shows booked for the band however, we do intend to have one almighty rip roaring send off show at The Sanctuary Rock Bar in Burnley, a little later this year, so stay tuned for that.

So that’s it guys, thank you very much one and all – you all rock and we will see you out there for a boowze.

Roy, Peat, Phil & Matt
Exit State



About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!