Those 'Hope Of The States are splitting' mumblings - which we reported here - have now been confirmed.
It had been announced after the sextet's sets at Reading and Leeds that the performances would be their last, and now a statement from the band has been released putting any doubts over their future to rest.
The statement reads:
“Following two astonishing performances at the weekend’s Carling Reading / Leeds Festival the band have announced they are splitting and would like to thank all their fans who have supported them over last few years.
"We can walk away at this point as friends and be increasingly proud of what we have done. Thank you to everyone for all your support and the incredible times we have shared with our fans and supporters".
You can read the confirmation on the band's own official site, here.