Yuck have decided to announce they have called it a day on the tenth anniversary of their eponymous debut album in 2011.
Former Cajun Dance Party members Max Bloom and Daniel Bloomberg formed the band in 2009 with Jonny Rogoff and Mariko Doi. Their debut album spawned the hit, ‘Get Away’, and saw the band receive great plaudits for their nostalgic shoegaze sound. In 2013, Daniel Bloomberg left Yuck to focus on releasing his music, following his departure Ed Hayes replaced him, and Bloom stepped up to vocal duties for the band.
Yuck released two more albums without Bloomberg with 2013’s Glow & Behold, their 2014 EP Southern Skies, and 2016 effort Stranger Things. Almost five years from the release of their last project and precisely a decade on from their first record, Yuck has now confirmed that they will no longer be touring or creating music together.
Taking to social media, Max Bloom emotionally wrote: “I feel its only right to tell you that we will no longer be touring or making new music together. We’ve released 3 albums together and I’m so proud of everything we’ve achieved, but we all felt it was important to know when to draw the line. It wasn’t an easy thing to come to terms with.”
He continued: “I want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support over the years, everyone who came to shows, bought our record, bought our merch, Fat Possum for believing in us and signing a band they had never met or seen live, and our booking agents, press and management for working so hard for us.
“It was extremely difficult thing for me to navigate,” the Yuck co-founder said. “If you remained supportive of the band over the years, please know that it meant more to me than you probably realise.
“This hasn’t been an easy journey for us at all. But our debut album represents something very special to me. There was a special chemistry between myself, Daniel, Jonny and Mariko that I can’t put my finger on, but I believe you can hear it in the music. I hope you can come back to that album in the future and feel the same way that I do when I listen back to it,” Bloom then poignantly concluded, “For now though, keep your stick on the ice.”