London indie rock band Yuck have disbanded after more than a decade together. Co-founder and vocalist Max Bloom announced the breakup earlier this week, on the tenth anniversary of their 2011 self-titled debut album.
“I feel it’s only right to tell you that we will no longer be touring or making new music together,” Bloom declared on Yuck’s Instagram. “We’ve released three albums together and I’m so proud of everything we’ve achieved, but we all felt it was important to know when to draw the line. It wasn’t an easy thing to come to terms with.”
“I want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support over the years, everyone who came to shows, bought our record, bought our merch, Fat Possum for believing in us and signing a band they had never met or seen live, and our booking agents, press and management for working so hard for us.”
Bloom went on to reflect on the band’s debut album, which he said “represents something very special to me,” as “there was a special and unique chemistry between” himself and former bandmates Daniel Blumberg, Jonny Rogoff and Mariko Doi. Blumberg left Yuck in 2013 to focus on his own solo career, and was replaced by Ed Hayes on guitar. Their last album, Stranger Things, arrived in 2016.
Farewell, Yuck. Read their goodbye message in full below:
And revisit Stranger Things here: