Mike Skinner will miss touring with The Streets

Mike Skinner

Mike Skinner

Mike Skinner has admitted he has mixed feelings about ending The Streets and thinks he will miss touring.

Mike Skinner has mixed feelings about ending The Streets.

The musician announced in 2008 his fifth album as The Streets will be the last because he feels he's exhausted all the musical possibilities of the indie-hip hop sound he pioneered but he admitted he is unsure how he feels about not touring again.

When asked if he will miss touring he said: "I don't know. I do really enjoy performing. Everyone's got their job and it's really nice to have a purpose. It's much better than any holiday. It's like a holiday with a purpose. It's a working holiday.

"But whenever you have a day off on tour, it just goes really wrong. Because there's nothing to do; it's like 15 people with nothing to do. it just goes wrong. There are repercussions from that."

The rapper and producer who has been working with The Streets for 10 years said he has had highs and lows but now just wants to finish because he has run out of fresh ideas.

He explained to guardian.co.uk: "I've been doing it for 10 years and I've always tried to do something different with each album. Some [of my work has] been amazingly received and some of it hasn't been, and I've run out of new avenues.

"As uninteresting as the Streets is to talk about, the most interesting element of anything is its death, so if you're going to talk about the Streets, ending the Streets is probably a good thing to talk about. But it's not interesting really. I haven't really got anything more to do."


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