The King Blues "Are No More"

Yesterday, The King Blues announced that they have split up.

The London six-piece known for their blend of Ska, Punk and Reggae and who formed in 2004, announced on their official website Kingblues.com this afternoon that they had parted ways, releasing a statement saying they had "taken things as far as they can go" and that they were not prepared "to go through the motions like so many other artists do".

Over their eight year career, the band released three studio albums, the latest being Punk & Poetry in 2011, and will be putting out their final record, Long Live The Struggle, in July. Their statement reads as follows:

"It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts that we must inform you, that as of today The King Blues are no more. We are all immensely proud of our body of work. We will be releasing the last The King Blues album entitled Long Live The Struggle as the final chapter. The album will be released in early July 2012."

"We simply feel we have taken things as far as they can go and it would be unfair on you if we were to go through the motions like so many other artists do. We all believe strongly in what The King Blues stands for."

Below, you can listen to one of their most popular songs, I Got Love.