Sort of popular, albeit only to old-school Melody Maker readers, rock trio JJ72 have called it a day.
The Irish three-piece - Mark Greaney, Fergal Matthews and second bassist Sarah Fox - issued a joint statement:
"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 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."
Hilary Woods was, of course, the band's bass player before Fox. Her twin sister used to date Greaney, which lead to all manner of joke opportunities when Hilary left the band. Did we make any? Can't remember... I may have mumbled something down t'boozer after an IPA too many.
Greaney is currently working on a solo album.