Leeds-based band Phluid have been whipping fans of Glamtastic
Punk-Rock into a frenzy for the past ten years and then some. Not only have
they proved to be one of the most exhilarating live bands in the UK, they
have also released some stunning CDs, most notably their
Cynical Smile album that was absolutely jam-packed with glorious anthems.
While Phluid are best known in and around the Leeds and Selby area, they have undertaken national tours in support of their releases, and have garnered widespread critical acclaim in the process.
All great things have to come to an end, however, and it's with great sadness that I have to relate the following harsh fact: Phluid are to split.
Here, in an exclusive interview with Steve Rudd, Phluid singer
Polly reveals the reasons behind the split, along with his views on the prevailing state of the music-scene in Yorkshire, and his music-affiliated plans for the future...
Hey Polly, how are things?
Overall pretty cool, but tinged with sadness due to the demise of our much loved band of merry troubadours!
So the rumour about Phluid disbanding really is true?
It is, and it sucks.
After ten years of being together through thick and thin as the north of England's foremost glam-punk-pop-rock band, why have you decided to pull the plug now of all times?
Well, about 8 months ago Ginna got himself dragged into a drill at work and mangled up his fingers. It was a simple break and should have healed without much fuss. But, because of the way it was strapped up, it knackered his tendons - and he's been in physio ever since.
About month ago the Doc told him it was going to be a long time before he got the use of his hand back properly. We've been filling in with Swifto from Mantle of Thora, but we've not been writing or anything, just sort of waiting for Ginna to return. When it became clear that wasn't going to happen anytime soon, we decided to can it.
Given your incredible back catalogue of raucous tunes, do you think you will continue to perform in any capacity?
I hope so. Jef, Scottish and I are putting a few tunes together, and Ginna has always said as soon as he can drum he will. He's still playing with Slash Vegas, as is Oz, so they're both getting their 'live fix'. But the rest of us are going to need an outlet. I'm totally feeling Sweeney Todd at the moment, so maybe a future in Musical Theatre beckons! Or maybe not.
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