The Steal have announced that they are splitting up. The melodic hardcore outfit from London had this to say:
So we had our first practice in 8 months last Sunday and it went well, the cobwebs were well and truly dusted off, the cogs were greased and my hands were bleeding by the end... Friday should be good fun. Also, in between bouts of tea, coffee and discussing the finer points of Dave's magical prowess we decided that friday would be the last gig we play as the Steal.

We think it's a nice end being at the Peel, where we played our first gig 4 years ago. Also playing with Paint It Black, whose member's current and past exploits were a primary influence on us playing the music we do, is a nice touch. We think the band has come to it's natural end and we wanted to give people a heads-up if they wanted come see us one last time.

The Steal released Bright Grey in 2008. Bassist Dave House released his third solo album, Intersections, this year.

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