"We were [a]Kenickie[/a], a bunch of fuckwits!" Lauren announces as band self-destruct...

Kenickie announced last night at their gig at London WC1 Astoria that they were breaking up and going their separate ways. After a shambolic set that involved the band half-heartedly attempting to trash their gear, Lauren closed the set by announcing: "We were Kenickie, a bunch of fuckwits!"

Recent press interviews with the band gave the impression that they were planning to split. Insiders say that the break-up was reasonably amicable, having more to do with disappointing sales of recent singles and the band's second album 'Get In!'.

"The general feeling was that they had gone as far as they could go," one source close to the band told NME.

Lauren is currently working as a presenter on The Alphabet Show, a music and comedy programme on BBC Choice, the new Digital TV service. The others have no immediate plans, though it is likely that they will still continue in music.

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