Although Suicide By Cop has not been in existence for quite some time, the band actually still receives a fair bit of interest on social media. On Facebook in particular, I am responsible for a number of pages and SBC still gets more new likes than any of them.
If you are one of the new fans to like our page then welcome. I intend to curate and maintain the website going forward, hopefully adding more pics etc. The music we made is all available on the Zeitgeist album, which can be downloaded from Bandcamp. It is unlikely at this time that the band will do anything again, especially with any past line-up but as ever with these things, nothing can ever be certain.
I guess it seems appropriate at this juncture to let you all know what the members have been up to since.
Mick Dunn left the band at the back end of 2010. Since then, he has dabbled with home recordings and developed his interest in sound creation and production techniques, particularly in the new-wave genre. He also significantly contributed to the Bradford music scene for a time with his involvement in a number of venues. However, he moved away a couple of years ago and has not been active since.
Steve Ward left in March 2013 to concentrate on his stoner rock band Lizard Tongue. They have been going great guns since. They remain a solid unit and a significant part of the northern music scene, not only for their own music but also for their support and promotion of other bands via their numerous Lizardfest events amongst other things.
As indicated in previous postings, myself, Kaz, Steve Malley and Liam went on to form Echofire at the beginning of 2015. Echofire is a departure from SBC, taking in more rock influences musically and a very different lyrical approach. After over a year of this arrangement, it was clear that the line-up was no longer working. I left the band in May 2016 shortly followed by Liam. They have since continued with a new line-up and a fresh enthusiasm.
Liam has since been playing in a band with some of the ex-members of Bradford thrash metal band Slammer. I am told it’s early days but he is having a lot of fun with it.
Shortly after I left Echofire, I went on to form a band called Man Down. We are currently preparing for our first EP recording and gig. I have also continued with my goth band Dawn of Elysium, the debut full length album of which will be released in October.
So again, thank you all for your continued interest. It’s heartwarming to know that something we created lives on. I hope you continue to enjoy the album and keep an eye out for all of the various off-shoot projects which I’ll update you all on from time to time.