The Elwins Announce Breakup

The Ontario quartet have called it quits after more than a decade together

BY Allie GregoryPublished Jan 26, 2022

Toronto-area indie-pop quartet the Elwins have announced that they are disbanding after more than a decade of making music together.

The news comes via the band's socials, where they explain, "It wasn't an easy decision for us but it feels like the right way forward."

They continued: "We have been so fortunate to make music together for 10+ years and none of that would have been possible without support from our amazing families, team, friends and fans."

Formed in Newmarket, ON, by guitarist Matthew Sweeney and drummer Travis Stokl while they were in high school in 2006, the band would go on to enlist longtime friend Feurd on keys and guitar and, later, Frankie Figliomeni on bass.

Together they released four studio albums — including debut LP And I Thank You, which made Exclaim!'s 20 Most Anticipated Canadian Albums of 2012 — and numerous EPs, and toured all over Canada, the US and Europe.

Their final album remains 2020's IV.

See the announcement below.

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