Saturday 18 November 2017

X Factor supergroup Stereo Kicks split after just one single

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Just 10 months after they were thrust together on The X Factor UK, eight-member band Stereo Kicks have split.

The band, which was formed by Simon Cowell on last year's show, just released their first single Love Me Sp last month but failed to land a record deal.

In a statement to fans they said, "We all feel the time has come for us to now continue our journeys individually.

"We have learnt first-hand just how tough the industry is as an unsigned act. Unfortunately, due to these circumstances, we are no longer able to carry on as a band.

"Please understand that there is nothing more that you could have done and that this is a situation completely beyond both your control and ours.

"We have considered endless ways of how we might try to make this work, but it is logistically impossible for us to continue as Stereo Kicks.

"From the bottom of our hearts, we will be forever grateful for all of your hard work, support and love. We can't thank you enough."

The band consisted of eight solo singers - Chris Leonard, Barclay Beales, Charlie Jones, Jake Sims, Casey Johnson, Tom Mann, Reece Bibby, and James Graham - who were formed into a group in the final stages of the competition.

Although they were mentored by Louis Walsh, he had said there were too many members in the group and they eventually lost out to Lauren Platt in week eight. 

However, Louis felt that Simon's decision to save Lauren was the wrong one and predicted the boys would sell records.

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