Catatonia Finally SplitIt has been confirmed that Welsh indie-popsters Catatonia have split up.
The band's official spokesperson has confirmed this morning (September 21) that Cerys Matthews has left the band.
It is thought that the decision was made at a meeting last week, and follows the relatively disappointing performance of comeback single 'Stone By Stone', which got to Number 15, and the album 'Paper Scissors Stone', which charted at Number 7 but failed to sustain sales.
Promotional activity around the album's release was cancelled due to Matthews' ongoing health problems, while their UK tour and a handful of festival appearances were also scrapped.
According to today's Sun newspaper, Matthews, who had been suffering from "anxiety and exhaustion", left a London rehab clinic last week before travelling to Wales to break the news to bandmates Owen Powell, Paul Jones and Aled Richards.