Just five months after the release of Shackles' Gift, one of The 405's favorite albums so far in 2015, Bristol band Zun Zun Equi have announced the members will be parting ways.

The news came several weeks after the band cancelled appearances at Lunar Festival and Field Day, so in hindsight it wasn't a terrible surprise. Here's the note they posted on their Facebook page:

"It is with great sadness that we announce that Zun Zun Egui are splitting up. After 7 amazing years the stresses and strains of touring and working together have taken their toll and we feel it is time to go our separate ways and pursue other dreams and projects. We thank Simon Raymonde, Anika, Duncan, Luke, Mark and everyone at Bella Union and PIAS, and Cecile and Clementine at 2 for the Road, Justin, Blue Mountain and Kobalt for all their hard work, and for believing in us. And most of all thank you to everyone who booked us, bought our albums and came to see us play, your support and kind words meant everything and have made it all worthwhile. Thank you. Matthew, Yoshino, Kushal, Adam and Stephen."

The band was expected to appear at future events like Green Man, Shambala, and Farmfestival, as well as David Byrne's Meltdown. Replacement acts have yet to been announced.

Listen to Zun Zun Equi's Shackles' Gift single 'African Tree' below and check out The 405's venture with the band into its influences here.