The four-piece live band fronted by Ralph Lawson have quit after ten years.
The four-piece band of Ralph Lawson, Danny Ward, Fernando Pulichino and Julian Sanza started back in 2003, growing out of a Lawson-led DJ duo that featured Ward playing live percussion. They went on to develop a reputation as one of electronic music's most interesting (and crowd-pleasing) live acts, combining live drums and keys with DJ-style beats and loops. They played at festivals like Sónar, Glastonbury and Bestival, as well as regular club shows across the globe. After several years, Sanza eventually left to return to his native Argentina, with The Bays' Simon Richmond filling the void.
Writing on his blog, Lawson announced that the band will fold, chiefly because the four members are "now living 6000 miles apart on different continents." The band have released two albums—2006's No Order and 2009's Falling—both of which were released through Lawson's 20:20 Vision. They haven't released any original material since 2009 (Lawson says in his post that "we were too slow following up on the buzz created in 2005-7"). The band's final show was last year's Eastern Electrics festival in London.