Sheffield act Milburn have announced they are to split.
The band revealed the news in a posting on their website – there’s been “no falling out”, apparently, and they are still “friends and supporters of each other as we move on and explore new musical horizons.
“Not everyone in the music media understood us but you the fans did and over the last 2-3 years we’ve shared some amazing experiences that we’ll never forget.”
The band formed back in 2001, but were dogged throughout their career by slurs deriding them as a poor man’s Arctic Monkeys, a band they were contemporaries with on the Sheffield scene.
Milburn will play a farewell gig at Sheffield Academy on the 24th of May and plan to release a pair of new songs – ‘The District Line’ and ‘Stay at Home’ – before calling it a day.
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