Leeds shoegaze band, and previous Close to Home collaborators, Walleater have decided to call it a day.
The band announced on Facebook last night that they had no longer been a band for a little while, though had only just decided to make it public. You can view their statement in full below:
Close to Home first worked with Walleater alongside Cult Culture to bring you their demo 'A Masking Aura' back in 2013. Along with the band's first two tracks, 'Pig Pen' and 'Peel', there was a bonus cover of Pavement's 'Grounded'. All of which are available below:
From there, Close to Home helped the band release their debut EP. With four tracks spread across two separate 7" releases, we brought Walleater's unique, pop-tinged brand of shoegaze / alt rock to vinyl for the very first time.
The release subsequently got them noticed by US independent label Tiny Engines (The Hotelier, Sinai Vessel), becoming the first UK band to join forces with the label. They went on to re-release the EP with Tiny Engines, paired with a second EP. The band then capped off their discography with double-A side single in 2016.
Thank you Walleater, you'll be missed.
Both 7"s which make up Walleater's debut EP can still be purchased below.
Walleater are an alternative band from Leeds, UK. It's hard to pinpoint exactly where they fall on the spectrum of the UK scene, as they manage to incorporate so many different staples of so many different genres into their tracks, along with the ever-evolving nature of their releases.
Close to Home helped the band release their debut EP. With four tracks spread across two separate 7" releases, we brought Walleater's brand of shoegaze / alternative crossover to vinyl for the very first time.