Ought Announce Split, Former Members Reconvene as Cola

Hear Tim Darcy and Ben Stidworthy's first release under their new moniker

BY Allie GregoryPublished Nov 3, 2021

Montreal post-punk outfit Ought have announced they will officially disband after nearly nine years together. Along with news of their split, however, the group's Tim Darcy and Ben Stidworthy have also announced plans to reform as Cola alongside U.S. Girls drummer Evan Cartwright.

The band announced the news in a statement via Instagram today:

We are no longer active as a band. When we started Ought in 2012 we had no greater aspirations than to play and write music together, and the fact that we were able to tour the world to such an extent and share so many rooms with so many of you has meant the world to us. We send lots of gratitude and love to all those we met and worked with along the way.

Going forward, you can check out Cola, a new project featuring Tim D. and Ben. We'll keep this channel active to share any relevant news from members of the band.

Today, we're getting a glimpse of what's to come from the newly formed trio in the form of their debut single, "Blank Curtain." The track arrives through Cola's new label home, Next Door Records. While Cola have yet to announce plans for any larger body of work, they have announced their live debut, which is taking place at Montreal's La Sala Rossa on November 6.

Hear "Blank Curtain" below and stay tuned for new material from Cola. 


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