London Band Yuck Announce Break Up on the 10 Year Anniversary of their Debut Record
On this date ten years ago, London band Yuck came into the indie rock/shoegaze scene when they released their self-titled debut album via Fat Possum Records. Now a decade removed from the album’s release, the band took to their social media accounts to share the news they are officially disbanding and will no longer be touring or making new music together.
Yuck gained quick critical acclaim after the release of their debut, Yuck. The band was very reminiscent of early 1990s indie rock, often drawing comparisons to artists like Pavement, Dinosaur Jr., and The Smashing Pumpkins. They followed up their debut with the release of the 2013 album, Glow & Behold. It was Yuck’s first release without former frontman Daniel Blumberg. A shift in musical dynamics made the group’s sophomore effort a smoother, less punchy record. Yuck’s third, and ultimately final, record Stranger Things was released in 2016. Received with reviews that were mostly mixed, the album seemed to show Yuck returning to the sound that found them success with their debut album.
In a statement written by frontman Max Bloom that was released by the band this morning, Bloom shared immense gratitude to everyone who supported the band over the years. Bloom wrote, “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.” Bloom also shared that he is planning on releasing new music of his own later this year.
Read the full statement from Yuck below, via their Twitter.