"We need to move on as musicians and people."

London trio Flashguns have released a statement confirming that they are to split.

It's hard work getting a band off the ground. Yet Flashguns managed over the course of five years to build a devoted fan base, maintaining a DIY spirit which saw them release a handful of great singles and one - much under rated - LP.

Debut album 'Passions Of Different Kind' dropped earlier this year, but it seems that the record will now act as a book end for the band's career. Issuing a short statement via their official website Flashguns confirmed that they had come to an end.

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'We regret to tell you that we have decided to end Flashguns. After five years it's come to a point where we feel like we need to move on as musicians and people. We have loved every minute of it, but this feels like the right decision. We are sure many people will be disappointed, especially after the recent release of our debut album. All we can say is that when we started this band we wanted it to last forever, but unfortunately that is no longer possible.

We hope you will continue to enjoy our music and thank you to all those who have supported us over the years. The Berlin show at Karrera Klub on February 4th 2012 will be our last.'

Sam, Giles and Olly

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Flashguns had a long association with ClashMusic. The band played one of our nights at the Hoxton Bar & Grill all the way back in 2009, sharing the same bill as The Answering Machine and Casiokids.

Sad to see them go! Here's recent single 'Come And See The Lights':

Flashguns - Come and See The Lights by Top Button Digital

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