Biters go on 'indefinite hiatus'


Atlanta rockers Biters have announced that they're going on 'indefinite hiatus'. The band, whose most recent album The Future Ain't What It Used To Be was released last year, made the announcement on Facebook.

The statement reads: "With heavy hearts we have decided to put Biters on indefinite hiatus. 

"We are beyond grateful to each and every one of you. You have been the greatest fans in the world. Thank you for every show, every t-shirt, every snack, every place to crash, every record and CD, every listen and every download. 

"Thank you for letting us be a part of your life and being a part of ours, and we hope you will keep up with the other things we get up to.

"Rock and Roll never dies."

In a separate statement, Biters' frontman Tuk Smith said,"For more than a year now, Biters have been limited in their options to move forward in this ever changing music business.

"The ongoing struggle has left the band logistically crippled & frustrated. Ultimately I have come to the conclusion that we all deserve the freedom to explore other options at this time in our individual lives.

"In light of that conclusion, I have decided to put Biters on indefinite hiatus. In this interim I have decided to take a chance and make my first solo record. 

"In the past year I have spent seemingly endless hours writing and working on songs in solitude. 

"A solo record feels like the next step I should be taking from here. 

"I hope all of the friends I’ve made along this crazy journey will continue on with me as I go down this new road. "  

In 2015, Smith told Classic Rock, "The life we write about is real. It’s pretty rough in some places down here. I want to show that rock’n’roll is still cool, a little bit dangerous and so much fun – it’s not ancient and archaic music for old people. Rock isn’t dead… it’s in a coma right now and we’re trying to wake it up!"

Biters' last show was at the White Oak Music Hall in Houston, Texas, in July, while their last UK show was at London's Underworld in December 2017. 


Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.