Snakadaktal have taken to their official Facebook channel to announce the dissolution of the band, which formed in Melbourne in 2010. A statement released by the five-piece seems to indicate no bad blood between members, citing a desire for different pursuits as the cause of the split.
“It saddens us to share with you that Snakadaktal has come to an end,” the statement begins. “Since we were 15, we have been sharing our passion for music together. Today, collectively, we feel that it is time to move onto different pursuits that we each individually wish to explore.”
“Our goal has always been to create music that exists timelessly. We hope that what we have released will accompany you and be there for as long as you need it. It is yours to keep. We are proud of ourselves and feel fulfilled. It has been a journey we will treasure forever. Thank you.”
Readers can view the band’s missive in full below. The band came to prominence as the winners of Triple J’s Unearthed High competition in 2011, unveiling a self-titled EP later that year. The band’s singles Air and Dance Bear came in at #26 and #93 in that year’s Hottest 100, respectively.
UPDATE: 11:59am AEDT 17/03/14 Snakadaktal have announced a one-off farewell show at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club for Saturday, 29th March, with support from City Calm Down and Alan Palano. Tickets are on sale now via the Northcote Social Club website.
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