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The Swell Season forge onward despite breakup

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Swellseason_lOscar-winning Once couple Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova’s romantic relationship has ended after nearly two years together. But the pair, who are currently touring together as The Swell Season, are keeping their musical partnership going on stage and in the studio.

“It can be confirmed that we are indeed moving forward on honoring those tour dates as well as completing the new record which they began working on last year,” North American manager Howard Greynolds tells EW via email, adding that their new album “is due to be completed in the next two months and is currently scheduled for an August release date.” The Swell Season begins a three-day stint at Australia’s Sydney Festival tonight; next week they are scheduled to play a date in Hansard’s native Dublin.

Hansard told the Sydney Morning Herald this week that he and Irglova remain “really good friends”: “[Dating] was a very necessary part of our friendship but I think we both concluded that that wasn’t what we really wanted to do. So we’re not together now.”