Thanks for caring enough to post on this topic, sorry I'm kinda late to respond. We were doing our best to keep this kinda thing within the band to this point. The "UK Tour Cancellation" was more of a "this was never really confirmed by all band members before being announced as booked" kinda thing. Our failed attempt at the Slam Dunk & UK Tour was indeed all in the hands of UK Immigration. We were booked on a "promotional tour" implying that we would not be making money from the tour and therefore making the need for a "work visa" seem most likely unnecessary to our friend Joe at Hang Tight Records who booked that trip.
We are indeed happier than ever to be home and writing some songs we love. Sam (who did NOT "write the last ep") has indeed been asked to leave the band for personal reasons. We are writing now as a 4 piece and will be auditioning new bass players between writing sessions over the next few months. We are not in a rush to fill his spot as we have our good friend/manager, Kyle, filling in for all upcoming dates.
However, bass players who are interested can send an email to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much for the support both in the UK and here at home. We love you guys and seriously can't wait for you to hear these new songs! In the meantime, go buy the amazing new albums from our friends in Transit, Mayday Parade, Cartel, & I Am The Avalanche!