by / July 14th, 2011 /

Rilo Kiley split up

According to guitarist Blake Sennett, Rilo Kiley have split. The band have been on hiatus since touring their 2007 album Under the Blacklight but Sennett insists there will be no reunion. In an interview with, Blake says: “I just felt like there was a lot of deception, disloyalty, greed and things I don’t really want to submit myself to. I had related that frustration to music but I just thought, ‘I’m not going to put myself in that position again,’ so I said, ‘F— that, I can’t do this anymore.'”

Sounding acrimonious, the guitarist doesn’t lay the blame with any single band member, but rather all, and their relationships with each other, “it was probably immature and that came from a place of ego. I think that stuff will rear its head in anything you do, depending on the personnel you surround yourself with; things change overtime and people change and relationships change,” he contunues to say, “Relationships, like Woody Allen said, are either moving forward or they’re moving backwards, they either degrade or they grow and it was degrading to some certain extent in Rilo Kiley.”

Rilo Kiley were formed in 1998 by former child actors Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett, along with Pierre de Reeder and Jason Boesel and went on to release four full length albums.

Singer Lewis has had success with Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins and his currently recording and touring with her boyfriend Jonathon Rice as Jenny & Johnny.

Along with writing and film-making, Sennett play with Elected, a side-project he started in 2004 with Rilo Kiley drummer Boesel.

Read the full interview over on