"This is no hiatus, unless Abbott returns to leadership."
You'd be hard pressed to find a band as dedicated to a cause as these guys — and as resolute in their words. Until Abbott Gets Gone are a Sydney political rock'n'roll duo and since the overnight overthrowing of Tony Abbott as Liberal Party leader and Prime Minister of Australia, they've disbanded and recorded a final song in triumph, as they said they would back in February.
Recording Three World Slogan in a matter of hours since they heard of the leadership spill yesterday, drummer and singer Joe Gould says, "We’ve been dreaming of the day we’d disband ever since we formed.
"It’s a win-win: everyone who liked the band must have approved of our political agenda, and anyone who didn’t like the band must be pretty pleased we’ve broken up."
Even the band's triple j Unearthed page tells of their commitment to disband — "We'll break up the minute he leaves office, and all proceeds will be donated to charity."
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Gould is clear when he talks about the band's future.
"Asked if they have any plans to reform, Gould is adamant: "This is no hiatus, unless Abbott returns to leadership. So we’re happier to never play again, in this form. We may have to start a protest folk band called ‘Turnback Turnbull’ or something!"
Check out their final single, Three Word Slogan, here.