Cult British rockers Ikara Colt have split up.

The London-based four-piece - who released two albums and whose sound was often compared to SONIC YOUTH - decided to go their separate ways rather than risk becoming steadily more-and-more uninspired.

In a posting on the band's website, singer PAUL RESENDE says, "The band will be splitting up as of now. We always said that we would split up after five years and that five years is up, better to go out this way than to turn into some old, tired and jaded outfit.

"As we always said this was never a career choice or a lifestyle option and sadly most bands I see seemed to be for those reasons. Thank you and good night."

17/01/2005 13:58