Static Dress's Connor Reilly departs band
Static Dress's Connor Reilly has announced that he has left the band. The up-and-coming post-hardcore unit from Leeds, England has received a lot of attention in the last year or so, however, nonetheless the bassist/vocalist decided to walk away.
Reilly goes on to explain that there is no ill will between him and the rest of the band, in fact, it looks like the band tried to keep him in the lineup. You can read the full statement shared by Reilly below.
I know none of you are silly and have more than likely clocked on by now but for the unaware; I've stepped down from playing bass in Static Dress.
This'll be lengthy so I'm throwing a curveball early tl/dr for anyone who's busy getting 99's on Runescape (like me) - this was my decision and everyone involved in Static Dress did everything they could alongside me to potentially avoid this decision being made.
When I turned 18 I made some unhealthy financial decisions without considering the consequences and for a long time now debt has clogged up my brain and for an even longer time I put it to the side which was the only worst thing I could've possibly done. I didn't bring this up to the rest of the band until just before the Knocked Loose tour. Olli said "tell us what's wrong, you're not yourself".
On tour all I could think about was making money to be able to pay for essentially my life back home and when I was home all I could do was work and couldn't afford time to put into the band which, ultimately, is unfair on everything Olli and I started years ago.
Moral of the story here is make sure you have your life in check before you start to pursue a career which you'll need to make lots of sacrifices for. Being in a band is more than a hobby and a job, it's a very busy and demanding industry that you need to make sure you're ready for.
Onto the good shit.
George has been filling in for me for a long time now and has been doing the absolute best job. He's insane and a pure legend and I'm proud to call him my friend and see him play live. Thank you for being you mate.
I'm going to miss the live shows with my best friends, however they're going to be the biggest band in the world and nobody can change my mind. From writing Clean with Olli in my Mum and Dad's dining room to being on a bus tour with one of my favourite bands growing up and playing a venue I never thought I'd get to play, it's been a fantastic journey and I wouldn't change it for the world.
I love you all ❤️
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This is that guy who is the son of Tom Hanks and he said the N-word on TMZ.
Nice shirt, hipster
The band was constantly making fun of his hat and glasses
Static-X > this
Nobody needs a multi-paragraph statement from a BASS player. Like, just leave quietly dude, nobody will even notice
Blimey! This is some bad news, guv'nor. Now, stop starting at me bum you cheeky git.
Rational American here. Things are not as desperate nor outrageous as the media and the internet portray them to be.
So this dude owes the British mafia money? And he's afraid to tour?
guys with two first names are stoked
Who f*cking cares? How is this news? Lurk you are absolutely terrible at curating this shit. You should feel bad.
Oy! Guy owes money all around the isles and pawned his gear! LOL
He's not cut out for that sheetrock life.
who did he groom and who the hell is this band
Who gives a f*ck
does anyone literally care? Not a soul I believe. Who tf even is this band? lol
Yeah this is gayer than I can even comprehend
A collective who is in order. WHO?!