“Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years. We still love each other but, cliché notwithstanding, musical differences have led to us moving on.”
— After 17 years and six studio albums, Supergrass announces (via BBC) its split. The U.K. outfit will play a series of farewell shows in Glasgow, Manchester, and London before their its gig in Paris on June 11th.
Diamond Hoo Har, which was released in 2008, marked the band’s sixth and final LP. They had reportedly begun working on number seven, tentatively titled Release the Drones, during the summer of 2009. It is not yet known whether any material from it will be released.
The members of Supergrass, lead singer and guitarist Gaz Coombes, bassist Mick Quinn, keyboardist Rob Coombes, and drummer Danny Goffey, have also not detailed any future endeavors. However, most recently, Gaz Coombes and Goffey formed a new pr released a covers album produced by Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich under the moniker The Hot Rats.