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X-Factor-created boy band Stereo Kicks call it a day

By | Published on Monday 20 July 2015

Stereo Kicks

Boyband Stereo Kicks, created by mangling together eight solo entrants on last year’s ‘X-Factor’, have called it a day after failing to score a record deal, and possibly after realising that eight-member musical groups are not a good idea in these frugal days of pop-peddling, even if Simon Cowell did seemingly call them “one of the best groups” to ever appear on the ‘X’ franchise (I say “seemingly”, 2014’s outing of ‘X-Factor’ was one of the eleven series I accidentally forgot to watch).

Despite building a loyal fanbase online, the group’s self-released debut single only got to number 31 last month, which may have also resulted in the group announcing via Facebook this weekend that “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”.

In a lengthy statement, they added: “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”.

There’ll be one last show at Thorpe Park on 25 Jul.