alt-j have vowed to continue after Gwil Sainsbury announced his departure from the band.
alt-j's swift rise was as welcome as it was un-anticipated. After all, who would predict success for a group who nod towards UK garage and math rock whilst singing in falsetto?
Pushed into a world of near continual touring, the enormous shift in circumstances appears to have taken its toll. In a short statement yesterday (January 12th) alt-j confirmed that Gwil Sainsbury is set to leave the band.
With regret, Gwil is leaving alt-J. This is purely a personal decision and as our best friend we support him completely.— Δ (alt-J) (@alt_J) January 11, 2014
alt-j have vowed to continue, although it is not currently clear if the band will replace Sainsbury of continue as a three piece.
The news comes just a few weeks after alt-j dropped past David Letterman's American chat show. Check out a performance of 'Fitzpleasure' below.
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