And so, the end is near…
Having been somewhat on a roll recently Periphery have been absolutely killing it all throughout the globe. Touring on the back of their absolutely brilliant P3 – Select Difficulty sadly it has transpired that Nolly, the band’s bassist has indeed called it quits.
Wanting to focus more on his own ventures I would imagine with GetGood Drums as well as now being married so maybe Nolly would want to be more stationary. Either way here is his statement, I would imagine we might be seeing something from him in some way or another though! It will also be interesting to see who they will be having as his replacement too and how it will affect their sound!
“A few weeks ago I came to the decision I didn’t want to continue as a member of Periphery. The Periphery guys are some of my best friends, I have nothing but high hopes for the future of the band, and I’ll always be a huge fan of the music, however after a year of not touring I became aware that I’m just not invested in the day-to-day decision-making and problem solving that constitutes so much of the reality of running a joint enterprise like Periphery. It’s simply not on my mind, and that’s not fair to the rest of the band, the band’s team, and everyone involved in making Periphery a success – and that includes you all too.
“The guys in Periphery are all incredible people and musicians, in their different and complementary ways. I know they’ll go on to achieve things I can’t even imagine, and I’ll be so happy to watch that happen.
“For my own part, I’ll continue to enjoy the more settled life at home with my wife, focusing on my production work and on GetGood Drums.
“I’ve got nothing but incredible gratitude for everything we experienced together and pride for what we accomplished, it has been an honour to play a role in something that has grown from humble origins to a genuinely genre-defining, internationally successful band. Thank you all for having me along for the ride. Really.”
Well whatever the outcome, I wish Nolly the best of luck with whatever endeavour he might choose or not choose to pursue!