April 3, 2012 17:22

The King Blues split up

Ska punkers part ways after eight years together

The King Blues split up

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The King Blues have announced today (April 3) that they have split up.

The London six-piece, who formed in 2004, announced on their official website Kingblues.com this afternoon that they had parted ways, saying in a statement that they had "taken things as far as they can go" and that they were not prepared "to go through the motions like so many other artists do".

The band released three studio albums during their career and will release a final album, titled 'Long Live The Struggle', in July to mark the end of their career.

The statement reads as follows: "It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts that we must inform you, that as of today The King Blues are no more. We are all immensely proud of our body of work. We will be releasing the last The King Blues album entitled 'Long Live The Struggle' as the final chapter. The album will be released in early July 2012."

It continues: "We simply feel we have taken things as far as they can go and it would be unfair on you if we were to go through the motions like so many other artists do. We all believe strongly in what The King Blues stands for."

The King Blues last album 'Punk & Poerty' was released in 2011.

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