THE Concretes lead singer VICTORIA BERGSMAN has quit the cult Swedish band to pursue a solo career. Bergsman was a founding member of the Swedish group, who intend to carry on without her and are currently writing songs for a follow up to their last album, IN COLOUR. A statement on the band's website reads: "The Concretes have announced that lead singer Victoria Bergsman is departing the band to pursue a solo career. "The Concretes' performance of recent single ON THE RADIO on the last series of the JONATHAN ROSS TV Show (in the UK) is the last time the band will have played together prior to Bergsman's departure. "Anyway, life goes on. We are working on new stuff and so is Victoria. We wish her the best of luck."