British band Supergrass announces split

Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:53am EDT
 
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - British band Supergrass, which had hits in the 1990s with singles "Alright" and "Richard III," announced on Monday it had split.

The quartet from Oxford, with six studio albums under its belt, decided to break up "due to the 17 year itch," it said in a statement.

Supergrass, consisting of singer Gaz Coombes, Rob Coombes, Mick Quinn and Danny Goffey, will play four farewell shows in June starting in Glasgow, Scotland on June 8 and ending in Paris on June 11.

"Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years," the band said in a statement.

"We still love each other but, cliche notwithstanding, musical differences have led to us moving on and of course we all wish each other well in the future."

According to British media reports, Supergrass had been working on a seventh album in 2009, and it is not clear whether any of the new material will be released.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

 
<p>Oxford trio Supergrass accept their Brit Award at the ceremony at Earls Court February 19, 1996. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty</p>