Published Mar 27, 2012Once the soundtrack to every iPod-sporting silhouette, Aussie rockers Jet have called it quits. The quartet announced their split yesterday evening (March 26) in a brief note to fans.
"After many successful years of writing, recording and touring we wish to announce our discontinuation as a group," they wrote. "From the many pubs, theatres, stadiums and festivals all across the world it was the fans that made our amazing story possible and we wish to thank them all. Thank you, and goodnight."
Founded in 2001 in Melbourne, the outfit -- guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, vocalist/guitarist Nic Cester and drummer Chris Cester -- found success in 2003's rock revival climate after releasing Get Born. The album, which sold over three and a half million copies worldwide, featured their smash Motown-meets-"Lust for Life" shuffle "Are You Gonna Be My Girl," which was used by Apple in an iPod commercial, and the AC/DC-styled "Cold Hard Bitch."
The group released two more albums, 2006's Shine On and 2009's Shaka Rock, and toured extensively before parting ways.
It's unclear as to the reason for the split, but Cester is currently keeping busy singing for "doom disco" outfit DAMNDOGS.