Chromatics have announced they’re breaking up. Vocalist Ruth Radelet and guitarist Adam Miller have each posted a statement on their personal Instagram accounts announcing the split, a decision they came to along with drummer Nat Walker.
The group says in a statement, “After a long period of reflection, the three of us have made the difficult decision to end Chromatics. We would like to thank all of our fans and the friends we have made along the way – we are eternally grateful for your love and support. This has been a truly unforgettable chapter in our lives, and we couldn’t have done it without you. We are very excited for the future, and look forward to sharing our new projects with you soon.”
Johnny Jewel has not yet commented on the split.
Chromatics first formed in Seattle in 2001 as a punk band, releasing their debut album Chrome Rats vs Basement Rutz in 2003. After teaming up with Johnny Jewel, the group took on a more dream pop and disco inspired direction, eventually releasing 2007’s Night Drive, which found them sounding like an entirely different band. Kill for Love followed in 2012.
The band’s last album was 2019’s Closer to Grey.