Cursed, Blessed, & Broken Up: Catatonia Pack It In

By shane

Though at press time no official word had been made on the band's web site, NME is reporting as fact today that CATATONIA have split, following the sudden departure of vocalist Cerys Matthews. The band had recently cancelled a UK tour, with Matthews citing "exhaustion and a recurring athsmatic condition" as the sidelining ailment. NME, however, is reporting today that Matthews has been a guest at a London rehab clinic, and checked out just last week to travel to Wales and inform the band of her decision. The group's newest album, "Paper Scissors Stone," has thus far flown under the radar of the buying public, and sales have been disappointing. No word yet on any future plans.