January 2, 1999 11:45

SPLIT UP, BOO!

Scouse band disband to pursue solo projects...

SPLIT UP, BOO!
THE BOO RADLEYS have split after a decade.

A statement issued by the band on said: "The Boo Radleys have gone their separate ways. They feel they have achieved everything they can as The Boo Radleys and are to pursue other projects.

"The decision was not an easy one, the band have been friends for almost 20 years and still hold a great love for one another. Tim, Bob, Sice and Martin would like to express their love and gratitude to their fans for their support over the last ten years. Boo! Forever."

The Liverpudlian band formed in the late-'80s and released their first album, 'Ichabod And I', in 1990 on Preston's Action label. Later that year, they signed to Rough Trade, but when that folded in 1992, they signed to Creation, which remained their home until last week's announcement. Their second album, 'Everything's Alright Forever', followed shortly after they signed to Alan McGee's label, then in 1993, they released their third album, 'Giant Steps', which was voted album of the year by NME readers.

The fourth album, 'Wake Up!', followed in 1995, and the band achieve their biggest chart success with a single from it, 'Wake Up, Boo!', which reached Number Nine.

Last October they released the 'Kingsize' album - but despite favourable reviews, it failed to grab the public's attention and didn't match the sales of its predecessor.

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