After 14 blissful years together, four remarkable albums and a headline slot at this year’s Latitude Festival, indie rock band The Maccabees are to split.
The London-based band, who’s 2015 album ‘Marks to Prove It’ went straight to number 1 in the UK, took to Twitter on Monday morning to announce that they will be splitting later on this year, rounding it all up with some farewell shows, which will be announced in the “near future”. The band were also quick to diminish any thoughts in fans’ minds of fallings out as they stated that they are “not leaving the group behind as a divided force”. The Twitter statement, captioned ‘A message to our fans…With Love, The Maccabees x’ thanked fans for their support over the years.
The band also stated that they have ambitions to make music again, although there are not any “concrete plans at this stage” whether that will be as solo projects or individual members creating new bands, only time will tell.
The Maccabees, who first formed in 2004, released their debut album ‘Colour It In’ in 2007 and every one of their studio album since then has performed better in the charts than the one before it.