JJ72 have announced they are to split.
The indie rockers, whose biggest hit was ‘Snow’ in 2001, had been together for 11 years. They cite ‘record company issues’ as the reason for breaking up.
Singer Mark Greaney is now in the studio working on a new project, but it is unclear what fellow band members’ Fergal Matthews and Sarah Fox’s future plans are.
A statement from the band reads as follows:
“JJ72 was born during an Easter many seasons ago; today it dies on the cusp of midsummer eleven years later.
“Mark Greaney, Fergal Matthews & Sarah Fox wish to express their deepest and darkest gratitude to all of those with impeccable taste who helped and supported the band.
“We remember everything, from mechanical birds in Japan to angels in arid Arizona, from broken bones and Berlin birthdays to predatory Portsmouth spiders. For those who disliked and perhaps despised (gasp) JJ72, thank you – how did beautiful photographs exist without a negative?!
“We crafted two monuments of magnificence for the future aural pleasure and pain of all would be JJ believers and doubters….and for those who care not for the passing of the petulant yet powerful pup….shame on you! Thank you to Hilary Woods for being a dazzling damsel and thank you to all who played music in/with the band. You know who you are.”