About a week ago, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool's lead singer, Charlie Haddon, walked off the stage after his performance at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium and jumped to his death from a telecommunications mast.
As the news hit the blogs, a whole lot of people asked not "what would make someone do such a sad thing?" but "who is Ou Est Le Swimming Pool?". Having released all of three singles, the British synthpop band has made something of a name for themselves touring for La Roux, but were still under most people's radars. The thing is, though, those three singles were really really good. And like so many bands before them, we're left wondering what might've become of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, and what great music we're now missing out on, as a result of one key band member's suicide amidst a swirl of depression that we can't understand.
R.I.P. Charlie Haddon, we hardly knew ye.