I did not know this. Did you know this? I'm genuinely gutted. Along with Gentle Friendly, I thought they were one of the best 'new' bands in the country. Not to everyone's tastes no doubt, and it would be a lie to say they were particularly ground-breaking, but despite that, they still managed to sound fresh and original, and, most importantly, they wrote fucking brilliant pop/indie/rock/whatever songs.
Their farewell gig is apparently on Saturday July 31st at The Fox in Lewisham, where they'll be supported by Sunset Cinema Club, who are also ace, and Popular Workshop, who I've never heard but I know get a lot of love on here. I suggest you buy William's album for a bargain £5 here: http://toughloverecords.bigcartel.com/product/tlv-019-william-self-in-fiction, listen to it every day, then get your arse down to Lewisham. Or, if you're the prudent type, check out the vast majority of the album for free on MySpace and make your mind up from there: http://www.myspace.com/williamtheband/music/albums/self-in-fiction-12488736
RIP William <3