Boyband Stereo Kicks have announced they are splitting up less than a month after releasing their first single. The eight piece group were formed during series 11 of talent show The ‘X-Factor’, when the judges put them together during the bootcamp stage of the competition.

Stereo KicksBoyband Stereo Kicks have announced their break-up.

In a statement posted on the band’s official Facebook page, they said they felt the time had now come for them to now continue their journeys individually. The group thanked fans for what they described as an ‘amazing year’ which saw them headlined a solo tour and have single ‘Love me So’ reach number 12 in the midweek chart.

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However despite their successes the band have found that being an unsigned act in the music industry is just too hard. ‘We have learnt first-hand just how tough the industry is as an unsigned act,’ the band wrote. ‘Unfortunately, due to these circumstances, we are no longer able to carry on as a band. Please understand that there is nothing more that you could have done and that this is a situation completely beyond both your control and ours.’

‘We have considered endless ways of how we might try to make this work, but it is logistically impossible for us to continue as Stereo Kicks. From the bottom of our hearts, we will be forever grateful for all of your hard work, support and love. We can't thank you enough.’

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The break-up announcement has come just hours after the band performed at a gig in Sheffield. In the statement the band said that their final performance together as Stereo Kicks will take place next Saturday (July 25th) at Thorpe Park, which they are dedicating to their fanbase.