Canadian alt-rock act Mobile have decided to part ways. Additionally, the band stated that they have no plans to release the new material that they had been working on for the past 2 years.
“It’s with a lot of sadness that today I announce my departure from the band Mobile,” vocalist Mat Joly remarked in a post on Facebook. “It [has] obviously been a tough decision to make but the time has come for me to explore new adventures. I’ve been working on a solo album for a little while and I am planning on putting all my thoughts and energy on it. The last 15 years have been quite a ride and I will remember all these great moments for the rest of my life. I would love to thank my friends and bandmates for their support, we share amazing memories and I am proud of everything we achieved during our time together.”
Mobile’s debut album ‘Tomorrow Starts Today’ was released in Canada in April 2006. In 2007, the group was nominated for two Juno Awards and ended up winning New Group of the Year.
Their second album ‘Tales from the City,’ which was released in July 2008, debuted on the Canadian Album Charts at #26, making it Mobile’s highest charting album to date.