After 11 years and two critically acclaimed albums which have sold in excess of 650k worldwide, spawning a series of UK and Ireland chart hit singles including 'Snow’, ‘October Swimmer’ & ‘Oxygen,' JJ72 have announced they are to split up with immediate effect due to record company issues.
Mark Greaney is currently in the studio working on a new project with more details to be announced shortly.
The following is a statement from the band:
Reader, we are to let thee know,
JJ72's body only lies below;
For could the grave JJ's soul comprise,
Earth would be richer than the skies.
Mark Greaney, Fergal Matthews & Sarah Fox wish to express their deepest and darkest gratitude to all of those with impeccable taste who helped and supported the band. They went on to say:
“We remember everything, from mechanical birds in Japan to angels in arid Arizona, from broken bones and Berlin birthdays to predatory Portsmouth spiders. For those who disliked and perhaps despised (gasp) JJ72, thank you – how did beautiful photographs exist without a negative?! We crafted two monuments of magnificence for the future aural pleasure and pain of all would be JJ believers and doubters….and for those who care not for the passing of the petulant yet powerful pup….shame on you! Thank you to Hilary Woods for being a dazzling damsel and thank you to all who played music in/with the band. You know who you are. “
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