Brighton's The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster have disbanded.

An announcement via the band's Facebook stated:

"Dear friends, We are sorry to announce that The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster have disbanded. It seems the band did not have the strength to continue. Despite new material being written, a shared musical common ground could not be found. We apologise for any disappointment caused by our cancelling our upcoming shows. Thank you to all those who bought tickets - refunds for the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire show are available from the point of purchase. Our thanks goes out to all those who made the 5 sold out shows last October so special. All members of The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster will individually go on to make music in the future.

Thank you very much for all your support over the years.

Yours truly,

The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster."

The psychosis-rock outfit were booked in for this weekend's Great Escape festival amongst other shows and with recording for a new album underway, the news comes as somewhat of a shock. Although this isn't the first time the band have disbanded, with various members dropping in and out of the line-up before a full break up in March 2011.

Third time lucky perhaps? Until then: