Brit-pop revivalists The Long Blondes have announced via a MySpace message that the band are calling it quits. Guitarist Dorian Cox, who suffered a stroke in June, wrote that the split was due to the uncertainty of his health situation:
"We have decided to call it a day," he wrote. "The main reason for this is that I suffered from a stroke in June and unfortunately I do not know when/if I will be well enough to play guitar again.
"On behalf of the band I'd like to say a big thank you to anyone who ever came to one of our shows, bought one of our records or danced to one of our songs in a club.
"Thank you, if it wasn't for you the whole thing would have been pointless."
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