The Maccabees announce split

They're calling it a day after 14 years.
The Maccabees have announced plans to split.

The band have posted a message to fans, explaining that “after 14 years as a band we have decided to call it a day.”

“The decision has obviously been an incredibly difficult one,” they continue, “given that The Maccabees has been such a huge part of our lives until now. We are very proud to be able to go out on our own terms, at our creative peak and off the back of the best and biggest shows we have ever done. There have not been fallings out and we are grateful to say that we are not leaving the group behind as a divided force.”

“There are no concrete plans at this stage,” they continue, confirming they plan to continue making music. There will also be farewell shows announced in the near future.

The Maccabees only last month made the step up to festival headliner status, topping the bill at this year’s Latitude festival.

You can read the full message below.

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