Dublin band Little Green cars today announced that they have "come to the end of the road" and are to split up after more than a decade together.

Formed in 2008 when they were teenagers, the five-piece achieved commercial and critical acclaim with their two studio albums Absolute Zero and Ephemera.

In a statement, the band said: "It is with great pride and hearts aglow that Little Green Cars have come to the end of the road.

"There is no love lost between us in our decision to disband - there has been no terrible calamity, no heartless betrayal and no punches thrown.

"Rather, this simply feels like the right thing for us, both personally and artistically.

"We formed in 2008 at the tender age of 16. Since then we have been through so much together.

"Break-ups, break-downs and break-throughs. Hotels and motels. Dinners in diners.

"Planes, trains and automobiles. We lost loved ones. We found the Jones. We met Chevy Chase.

"It has been a startling adventure from beginning to end and we remain the fast friends that started it all."

Thanking fans for their support, they added: "It has been a privilege to travel with our music and we have always been humbled by our incredible fans.

"Your love, support and engagement with our art has been so important to us."