Pop Finally Eats Itself Birmingham

Midland rockers Pop Will Eat Itself have split up. The break has been caused by "artistic differences" and growing concern over the time the band was spending recording its latest album. The Midland group had recorded just six songs in nearly a year at its Birmingham studios. The band, which had top 20 hits with Get The Girl Kill The Baddies, 92f and Ich Bin Ein Auslander, last released an album in 1994. Dos Dedos Mis Amigos reached No 2 in the album charts. Drummer Robert "Fuzz" Townshend, aged 31 from Moseley, Birmingham, who joined in 1991 said he quit with guitarist Kerry "The Buzzard" Hammond, from Stourbridge, two weeks ago. Fuzz said he has not seen Stourbridge keyboard player Adam Mole or Stourbridge singer Clint Mansell - who is "writing songs" and living in New York with his girlfriend - since. He still sees 31-year-old Stourbridge-born bassist Richard March. Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Mercury, Fuzz said: "It's sad but all good things must come to an end. We weren't working as a band any more and we were all into making different sorts of music."