2011 marks the 20th year for Four Letter Word, and the end. We existed
for 20 years, played 200 gigs, released 4 albums (with 5 word titles),
7 EPs, released a total of 75 songs (not counting the first and last
demo tapes, to go out as we started), and had 25 members. We met a lot
of great people along the way, and far surpassed any expectations we
had about the band when we started out.
We always considered ourselves to be one of the luckiest U.K. bands
of the 90’s, as we had the opportunity to release two albums on
one of our favourite labels (BYO) and tour the U.S. and Canada, which
was a rarity then for a band like ours. A big thanks to everyone we
met, who believed in us, or who went out of their way to support us
in every way they did over the years, but there comes a time when every
band has to finally stop flogging that dead horse.
We have two final live performances for our legions of loyal fans. The
first being at the very first venue we ever played outside of our hometown
(The Cavern, Exeter) with a band we played alongside many times (7Seconds)
on August 9th 2010, and the last, and 200th gig, with our friends we
toured with many times (Off With Their Heads) at The Croft, Bristol
on August 30th 2010.
Actually, as you might've noticed, we figured we’d leave that
shit for the bands who need it. And if you missed us... well, you had
Cheers, Four Letter Word, January 2nd 2011.
BOOK OF CONDOLENCE - ACTUAL COMMENTS FROM OUR DISTRAUGHT FANS...
who wear ankle length baggy shorts and wallet chains are crying their
eyes out right now."
200 shows in 20 years? what were you doing for the other 350 days of
never got massively into FLW... I never heard them during the time when
I would have most probably fallen in love with them (14-16)."
years is long enough."
thought they were from Newport."
years together and I never heard of them."
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Letter Word's brand new FREE download EP available here...
Letter Word's new ten song album 'Follow as the Crow Flies'
was recorded in June with Frankie Stubbs and due for release
on October 26th 2009 on Boss Tuneage and Newest Industry Records