Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci have announced that they have split up. The band released the news via a statement on their official website, posted Friday, which read “Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci have decided to call it a day and split up. Richard, Megan, Euros and Pete would like to thank everyone who came to the gigs and bought the records over the years. The re-issues of the first three Gorky’s albums – ‘Patio’, ‘Tatay’, and ‘Bwyd Time’ – will go ahead as planned and will be released before late 2006.” Lead singer Euros Childs as well as guitarist Richard James have, of course, already gone solo, both releasing albums in 2006.
Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens, a big fan of the band, called the split “a shame”, but added that he is sure that the break-up is amicable. “All good things must come to an end. But they’ll still be friends. Nothing nasty will have happened between them. It is a shame but their back catalogue is massive – an incredibly diverse and eclectic collection. They were always criminally-ignored by the music industry. They are an amazing band. In my opinion they are one of the best bands Britain has ever produced.”
The Welsh band formed back in 1991 when the members were still at school and when vocalist Childs was just fifteen years old. They recorded nine studio albums, and released a singles collection in 2003.