The Maccabees have announced they’ve called it quits, after 14 years together. The band released their most recent album Marks To Prove It last July and just two months ago they headlined Latitude Festival for the first time in their career.

The MaccabeesThe Maccabees have announced they've split

In a statement posted to their website the band told fans: “After 14 years as a band we have decided to call it a day. The decision has obviously been an incredibly difficult one, given that The Maccabees has been such a huge part of our lives until now.

"We are very proud to be able to go out on our own terms, at our creative peak and off the back of the best and biggest shows we have ever done. There have not been fallings out and we are grateful to say that we are not leaving the group behind as a divided force. It has been a rare and absolutely incredible time that we all feel very lucky to have shared."

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"Love to anyone who has ever stood by our band, bought our records, come and seen us play, or cared and contributed in whatever capacity it may have been. We have always valued it immeasurably, tried to honour it as best we could and can only say thank you to you all very deeply and sincerely."

The band added that all five members (Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Sam Doyle) will continue to make music and there will be some ‘farewell celebration shows’ announced in the near future. The Maccabees formed in South London in 2002. Together they released four albums including the Mercury nominated Given to the Wild and 2015’s Marks To Prove It.