Tribes announce split - but should we take this entirely at face value?

Camden indie-rock band 'Tribes' have announced this morning that they have decided to call it a day - less than six months after their second album'Wish To Scream', (the follow up to 2012's 'Baby') was released. 

The news about their decision to split after just three years together comes as somewhat of a shock to many, seeing as the quartet seemed more than happy onstage together at their recent shows - which even included a triumphant set at this years Reading Festival. 

However, the announcement, that was publicised via the bands Facebook page and which also saw fans of the band receive a personal thank you, seems a tad vague I believe to take entirely at face value. Writing the following, 'We are sad to announce that we will no longer be writing and performing together as Tribes. Thank you to everyone who supported us along the way. We are proud of what we achieved together. You gave us the best four years of our lives so far.', the Johnny Lloyd fronted band almost seemed reluctant to brand their departure from the music industry as a 'split' giving off the impression that they are merely going continue to release music together, but under a different name perhaps? 

Camden band will no longer write and release songs together as Tribes
My reason for taking this idea into consideration is because it wouldn't be the first time. Three of Tribes members, Lloyd (vocals and guitar), Dan White (guitar) and Jim Cratchley (bass), were originally in a band that went by the name of Operahouse - until they split in 2009 only to go onto use the same members (with the addition of drummer Miguel Demelo) for a new band with a new sound - a band that would go onto be Tribes. 

Now I'm not saying this is definitely going to happen and it would be wrong for me to give such false hope to fans of the 'We Were Children' band (despite the fact I kind of already have) - but don't be so surprised if within a few months, at least 90% of the line-up return with a new name and a entirely new sound to go with it. 

George Henry King