Let it bee.. Maccabees call time on indie rock career after 14 years & four albums.
Byline: ALISTAIR MCGEORGE
THE Maccabees have announced they are splitting up after 14 years together as a band.
The indie rockers - Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Sam Doyle - took to Twitter and Facebook to tell fans they have collectively made the "difficult" decision to call time on their career.
A statement read: "After 14 years as a band we have decided to call it a day. The decision has obviously been an incredibly difficult one, given 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 we are not leaving the group behind as a divided force.
"It's been a rare and absolutely incredible time that we all feel very lucky to have shared."
The London band also hinted they would all continue to work in the industry.
They added: "Though there are no concrete plans at this stage, we are all planning to continue making music."
Since forming in 2002, The Maccabees released four albums; 2007 debut Colour It In, Wall Of Arms in 2009, 2012's Given To The Wild and most recently Marks To Prove It, which came out last year.
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