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Institut Polaire Split

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Hot on the heels of Snowman’s announcement that they’re going separate ways, another expat Perth outfit has departed. Institut Polaire have revealed that they’re breaking up, stating on their facebook page that “after seven great years together as a band, we’ve decided the time is right to put this old girl out to pasture.”

The band formed in Perth in 2004, expanding to a collective of “between seven and nine members”. Their debut 7?, City Walls and Empires, received an amazing amount of airplay on RTRFM and took out the WAM Song of the Year Competition, while the 2007 EP The Flora and the Fauna followed a signing to Popfrenzy. The band moved to Melbourne in 2008 and last year released their debut LP, Make Your Own Mayflower.

Sad news indeed.