Girl band Neon Jungle split up after two years together
Girl band Neon Jungle have split up after two years together.
The four members - Shereen Cutkelvin, Amira McCarthy, Jess Plummer and Asami Zdrenka - said they were going their separate ways but would stay friends.
The group's only album, 2014's Welcome to the Jungle, made it to number eight in the Official Album Chart and they had four top 20 singles.
"Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten," a statement on their Facebook page said.
"This, from day 1, has been our mantra and always will be.
"We started our journey in an unknown, unnamed "girl band" just 2 years ago. Within that time, we went (rather quickly) from four strangers, to four complete best friends. From being unknown, to being recognised all over the world.
"From being unnamed to "Neon Jungle". But Neon Jungle is more than a four piece girl band.
"Neon Jungle are Ohana. Ohana - formed by all the love and support we have received over the past couple of years. Which is why writing this is extremely difficult.
"After many honest and heartfelt discussions, we have all agreed with a tremendously heavy heart, that it is time for us to continue our journeys individually.
"This does not mean for a second we have separated! We will always and forever be in each other's lives, and ALWAYS be supportive of one another.
"Although this is a heart breaking reality for the four of us, it is also extremely exciting, and we would love for all of you guys to also continue our new journeys with us.
4 for the price of 1 aye!?!? Ohana is forever. Thank you so much for everything past, present and future. Yours very truly. Jess, Asami, Shereen & Amira."
Neon Jungle were put together by music manager David Cooper at the end of 2012.
They supported Jessie J on tour in 2013 and performed at various music festivals last year including Wireless, Isle of Wight, V Festival and T in the Park.
Speaking to Fearne Cotton during a Radio 1 Live Lounge performance last year, the group said their dream was to achieve world domination.
Shereen Cutkelvin said: "I think it would be really awesome for us to be a household name."
During the session they performed their single Louder and a cover of Jamie N Commons track Jungle.