Chromatics Announce Breakup

The band have "made the difficult decision to end Chromatics"

BY Alex HudsonPublished Aug 10, 2021

Long-running synthpop project Chromatics have announced that they have broken up.

In a statement credited to all three band members — Ruth Radelet, Adam Miller and Nat Walker — they thanked fans and hinted that the musicians had moved on to new projects. The statement reads:

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.

Chromatics formed in 2001 and changed lineups various times in their early years. They released the album Closer to Grey in 2019, and collected some of that LP's deluxe bonus material on 2020's Faded Now. Famously, they announced an album called Dear Tommy in 2014, but they delayed it and even destroyed thousands of copies and started from scratch. The album remains unreleased.

Italians Do It Better label owner Johnny Jewel was a longtime member of Chromatics, and he was present when we reviewed the group's 2019 show in Toronto. Based on the band's breakup announcement, it seems that he was no longer a member.

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