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ipso facto split up
August 27, 2009, 7:11 pm
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270809_ipsofactoBand to play final gig at next weekend’s Offset Festival

Promising trio Ipso Facto have let slip to Wears The Trousers that they have broken up, an announcement they will make officially at next weekend’s Offset Festival in Hainault Country Park. Founded in 2007 by former members of Havana Guns and Theoretical Girl’s backing band, Ipso Facto quickly established themselves as ones to watch with a memorable appearance on the ‘BBC Introducing’ stage at last year’s Reading Festival followed by a support slot on The Last Shadow Puppets’ UK tour. Earlier this year they supported post-punk icons Magazine on their reunion tour before holing up to work on “the album of the century”. Looks like we’ll never get to hear it though. Frontwoman Rosalie Cunningham revealed that she has started her own new project KETU in the wake of the split. She describes is as “extremely ambitious…very dramatic and progressive”, adding “It’s the sort of thing I have always wanted to do, I’m very excited about it.”

As for the others, bassist Samantha Valentine, daughter of The Animals guitarist Hilton Valentine, has joined R O M A N C E, while drummer Victoria Smith is working with various other bands, and is rumoured to be drumming for Damo Suzuki at Offset. Other artists playing the two-day festival include The Slits, The xx, Kap Bambino and She Keeps Bees. Full lineup here.

Alan Pedder



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[…] to a report here, London fashionista quartet Ipso Facto have split up, though they will make the announcement […]

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Thats really shit news.

Comment by vonpip

[…] calling it a day. A band we  loved and really did think had amazing potential have called it a day.(Here)We can’t think of any thing to say other than “f*ck sticks! what a bummer” […]

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