NME.COM can confirm the band is no more following Cerys Matthews' departure...

CATATONIA have officially split, NME.COM can confirm.

The band’s official spokesperson has confirmed this morning (September 21) that Cerys

Matthews has left the band.


NME.COM understands that the decision was made at a meeting last

week, and follows the relatively disappointing performance of

comeback single ‘Stone By Stone’, which got to Number 15, and

the album ‘Paper Scissors Stone’, which charted at Number 7 but

failed to sustain sales. Promotional activity around the album’s release was

cancelled due to Matthews’ ongoing health problems, while their UK tour and a handful of festival appearances were also scrapped.


According to today’s Sun newspaper, Matthews,

who had been suffering from “anxiety and exhaustion”, left a London

rehab clinic last week before travelling to Wales to break the news to

bandmates Owen Powell, Paul Jones and Aled


Check back at NME.COM later today for more details on the split.