The Cavan lads announced the news this morning

Irish band The Strypes have announced that they're breaking up.

The Cavan lads started playing together before they were even teenagers.

Then in 2010, while the band were still in their teens, the band got a slot on the Late Late Toy Show and blew the country away.

The group went on to find chart success, writing a number 1 album in Ireland while also earning two top 20 albums in the UK.

They've also played gig throughout the world and have performed tours of Europe, the US and Japan.

A statement says the band are looking at different ways of being creative.