To all our friends, family and followers. It is with the heaviest of hearts yet the fondest of memories, that we write this statement.
Firstly, we apologise for the huge delay in any form of contact on our social media. The past few months have been spent trying to find the right words to say.
In the early hours of New Year’s morning 2015, our band-mate and brother, Matthew, passed away at the tender age of 30. With the news coming as such a shock to us all, trying to adjust to a way of life without our dear friend continues to take courage and countless hours of soul searching.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been so kind to get involved with the band, help us out in any way, and inspire us to be better musicians, better people. We feel blessed to have been so close to Matthew and spent so much precious time with him; a man who inspired us to be better musicians and better people too. The days we shared together in Failsafe are some of the best times we have had.
As the reality of this loss begins to set in, so do some of it’s repercussions. It has come to light that we owe it to Matt to let his legacy live on through his music. We feel compelled to try and give our most recent and last album Routines the exposure it deserves. We also have a renewed desire to get the acoustic songs that we all recorded together out there soon. In the circumstances, we feel really keen to make our efforts as positive as possible and as such, a portion of the profit from the sale of the record will be donated to a charity by the name of CALM. Details will soon follow.
More information about Matthew’s solo music will be available through www.matthewjamescogley.com, a website launched to celebrate his life, his talents and the memories he has given us all.
For those who are reading this as news for the first time, a sincere apology. For those who have been in touch already, a sincere and comfort-felt thank you. We will always remember you Matt, those shoulders, those talented hands, that laugh and that bloody marvellous grin. You always made us proud.