Mini Viva Splits

I’m gonna need a minute silence for this.

Today the world has lost another great British pop treasure. Xenomania-produced duo Mini Viva has confirmed their split after months of tightroping around future plans.

The pair will forever be remembered for their spunky UK Top 10 hit ‘Left My Heart In Tokyo’ and fans shall always hold a candle to their lesser known follow ups – ‘I Wish’ (which only managed to peak at #73) and ‘One Touch’ (the last straw that flopped at #114 earlier this year).

Frankee and Britt issued the following statement on the band’s Facebook today. I’m readying a box of Kleenex.

“First of all, we would like to apologise for not being able to tell you sooner what was going on with Mini Viva. It was something we had to decide for ourselves first and, of course, it was a big decision.”

“Both of us felt like the time was up for Mini Viva. We had tried so much and so had everyone who was supporting us. But sometimes things just don’t work out the way you would like them to.”

“We would just like to take this time to thank every single one of you for supporting us on our journey! We could not have asked for more loyal fans than you guys.”

First Girls Can’t Catch, now this. It totally puts The Saturdays‘ tenacity into perspective, doesn’t it?


I don’t embed for my health. If you haven’t heard any of the Vivs‘ tracks, hurry on up and hit play.

There is a Mini Viva album sampler floating around the interwebs, make sure you hunt it down. Your ears will thank you.


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