The Cooper Temple Clause have announced that they have split.
Speculation over the band’s future mounted last week after they missed two appearances at the Camden Crawl (April 19-20), and now the group have confirmed they will be going their separate ways.
Confirming the split, band member Daniel Fisher wrote to fans explaining: “It is with a sad and heavy heart that I must announce that The Cooper Temple Clause have decided to split up.”
Fisher explained that the break was caused after he decided to leave the band last week.
“In the wake of this decision the rest of the boys agreed to call it a day and pursue other interests,” revealed Fisher. “Friendships are well and truly intact and the love very much remains within the camp.”
He added that the group wanted to thank their fans, stating: “People can say what they like about The Cooper Temple Clause, but the unswerving loyalty and dedication of you guys, the ones who really matter, can never be called into question.”
The Cooper Temple Clause, released three albums, starting with their 2002 debut ’See This Through And Leave’, and were initially noted for blending rock influences like Oasis with more dance-infused sounds that referenced the likes of Portishead.
In 2005 original bassist Didz Hammond quit the band to join Dirty Pretty Things.
It is not clear what the remaining band members intend to do next.