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post Feb 14 2016, 12:24 PM
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Warrington indie band Viola Beach have been killed in a car accident in Sweden. They played a number of BBC Introducing sessions.

I have to admit I didn't know anything about them until this morning, but they sounded very promising. RIP sad.gif

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post Feb 14 2016, 12:30 PM
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I'm so shocked and saddened by this...very promising sad.gif
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post Feb 14 2016, 12:53 PM
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I thought I'd heard of them! I definitely remember hearing Swings and Waterslides on a blog last year and thinking they sounded like a good indie band to watch for the future, very saddening that they'll never get the chance.
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post Feb 14 2016, 01:42 PM
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Their management had sent me some of their singles over the past year or so. Never got around to blogging about them, but really liked "Swings & Waterslides" at the time, and intended to go and see them at Great Escape. Really tragic thing to happen, my thoughts and prayers are with their friends and family.
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post Feb 14 2016, 11:15 PM
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Sounded ok on the news. Shame.
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post Feb 15 2016, 12:06 AM
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I heard about this earlier, such a tragedy to have an entire band wiped out like that, especially so early in their career sad.gif
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post Feb 15 2016, 04:38 AM
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Terribly tragic. sad.gif

Their label Communion released a statement, announcing that proceeds from the single will go to the band and their manager's families: http://www.communionmusic.co.uk/a-statement/
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post Feb 25 2016, 04:37 PM
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Immediately after the news broke, plenty of people thought they could spare a lot of police time by announcing confidently that hey knew exactly what caused the accident. Perhaps they may want to change their minds now.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/fe...shed?CMP=twt_gu
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