Sad but true: Elastica will not be reforming any time soon.
Photographs of the band in Abbey Road studios emerged earlier this year, sparking speculation that the group could be about to reform.
It turns out, however, that Elastica were simply listening to the re-mastered version of their debut album - which will gain a new vinyl issue on Record Store Day.
Uncut broke the story, and spoke to the band's drummer Justin Welch: “We tend to keep ourselves to ourselves. I’m still involved in music, but for the others, they’ve got on with their lives. I see Annie [Holland, bassist] quite a lot, because I’m down in Brighton. But the last time I saw Donna was when she turned up onstage at a Forum show (in the year 2000, no less). She walked on, played on one song, and left.”
He continued: “I’d been trying to put the record together with everyone’s help, but it’s been via email. When Rough Trade said they were going to cut the record at Abbey Road, I thought it would be a nice suggestion to put it out – who wants to come? Obviously Justine couldn’t come because she was in America, but for the others it was like, yeah, let’s meet for a cup of tea at Abbey Road – but we didn’t actually listen to a lot of the cutting of the record because we were just gassing.”
Questioned on the potential reformation, Justine Frischmann seemingly added: “Haha, honestly? Everyone looks so oooold!”
Ah well. Record Store Day takes place on April 22nd.