The 1975 have sparked split rumours after frontman Matt Healy wrote a cryptic message on Twitter.
The 26-year-old singer took to the social networking site to post a cartoon showing interaction between two characters and a mysterious statement which hinted that the group have either gone on hiatus or disbanded completely.
The message read: "Our projected identity must change not only visually but philosophically - how do you do that? Firstly we must reclaim our identity & repossess our control of it...Until then there won't be any pop music or dancing with long hair.
"The hardest part of any relationship is to say goodbye. As much as we might like things to stay the same, change is an inevitable part of life. We can't simply go on forever - always staying the same, never evolving. So we must leave, with a parting 'we love you' - we are already gone."
Shortly after the message appeared on Twitter, the group - also made up of Adam Hann, George Daniel, and Ross MacDonald - deleted all their social media accounts.
The alleged split may come as a shock to fans of the 'Chocolate' hitmakers as they had previously hinted their second album was in the pipeline following the release of their debut offering, entitled 'The 1975', in 2013.
Last January, Matt shared a blurred photo of a playlist with the caption "The 1975-2" before confirming that the band were working on their second record shortly afterwards.