British rockers The Rakes have split after scrapping a U.K. and U.S. tour.
The members of the North London quartet have released a joint statement, declaring they can no longer give fans 100 per cent, and so have decided to go their separate ways.
The statement reads, "After much deliberation we have come to the shared conclusion that we can't give it 100% anymore and regret to announce that The Rakes are calling it a day.
"We are sorry to let down all the people who were coming to see us on the UK & US tours. Writing your own obituary is a surreal thing to do but we want to give particular thanks to our much-loved fans, all the great people we've worked with over the years, our management and loyal record label.
"We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to write music together and perform around the world. Genuinely, thanks for the good times... That was one hell of a party! But now, we really must get some sleep."
The Rakes formed in 2002 and featured singer Alan Donohoe, guitarist Matthew Swinnerton, bass player Jamie Hornsmith and drummer Lasse Petersen.
They released three critically-acclaimed albums, Capture/Release, Ten New Messages and Klang.