James Murphy: ‘I don’t know if splitting up LCD Soundsystem was a good decision’

However, the electro band's leader says that carrying on with the group 'wasn't sustainable'

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem has said that he still isn’t sure if breaking up the band last year was a ‘good decision’.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he said: “I don’t know if it’s a good decision” adding: “And, at times, I wish I wasn’t retired. It’s a rare thing when a band stops playing together when everybody really still loves each other and everything’s fine. So it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, we have creative differences and we want to move on.'”

However, he clarified his point and said that he had to bring the band to an end: “So I regret it in the sense that I like them, and we like each other and we want to make more music, but I don’t regret it because… it wasn’t sustainable. For anybody.”

The band played their final show on April 2 last year at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, which is documented in the film Shut Up and Play the Hits. The film will be released for one night only on July 18, before being put out digitally and on DVD.

Despite Murphy’s new admission, he recently revealed that the band could reunite for a one-off cover version. He told the New York Times that a director friend has asked him to reform LCD Soundsystem to record a cover version for a film soundtrack. Murphy declined to name the director or the film, but revealed that the project is something everyone in the band “seems to want to do”.

Murphy then revealed that he has also been working on new music of his own – albeit in a casual way. “Lately I’ve been making little synth songs at other people’s studios,” he said.