Britpop band Supergrass have announced that they are to call it a day following a June tour, citing a ’17 year itch’ as the reason.
In a statement released today, the group said: “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 and of course we all wish each other well in the future.”
After forming in Oxford in 1993, the band were at the forefront of the 90s Britpop scene, and their 1995 single ‘Alright‘ is now recognised as one of the signature tunes of the period. In the same year, the track won the Ivor Novello award for Best Contemporary Song, their debut album ‘I Should Coco‘ was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the band won Best New Act at both the NME and Q Awards. They have released six studio albums, the last being 2008’s ‘Diamond Hoo Ha‘.
The group’s farewell tour will take in three dates in the UK and one date in Paris:
Glasgow Barrowlands (8)
Manchester Academy (9)
London O2 Academy Brixton (10)
Paris La Cigalle (11)