All-sister punk band Maid Of Ace have reluctantly cancelled all live dates for the rest of this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Maid Of Ace at Newcastle University. Pic: Gary Welford.

But the four-piece from Hastings still intend to press ahead with the summer release of their third album, they have announced.

Alison Cara Elliott (lead vocals/guitar), Anna Coral Elliott (lead guitar/vocals), Amy Catherine Elliott (bass/vocals) and Abby Charlotte Elliott (drums) formed their band in 2005, when they were still at school.

Things have stepped up a notch in recent years as they earned a growing reputation on the punk scene both in the UK and abroad, proving to be a fierce live act.

Maid Of Ace vocalist Alison. Pic: Gary Welford.

They were due to play in France, Austria and Germany next month, before embarking on a short UK tour in July and returning to Rebellion Festival in Blackpool in August.

But a post on their social media accounts confirms that – like most other musicians – they have had to scrap their plans due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

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Maid Of Ace have cancelled their remaining 2020 tour dates. Pic: Gary Welford.

They posted: “All 2020 tours now postponed til 2021. This year buggered up some plans, however we’re gratefull for this chillax time & Thankful for our health (we’ll try not to drink ourselves to death).

“2021 we’ll be back in full force – STAY STRONG, STAY SANE, STAY ALIVE! 3rd album still droppin this summer n new tune comin very soon! PARTY ON.”

The band have already released a video for The Terror, the first taste of their much-anticipated third album, which follows their self-titled 2014 debut and 2016’s Maid In England.

Late last year they toured Europe with The Exploited, and they spent early February playing a string of UK dates with Anti-Flag and The Creepshow.

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