Oxford’s Foals have parted ways with bassist Walter Gervers.

In a handwritten letter posted to Facebook, the Yannis Philippakis-fronted outfit confirmed that Gervers has decided to “pursue a new life“, presumably away from music.

Read the entire statement below.

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Foals are currently working on their fifth studio LP, which is expected later this year and serves as the follow-up to 2015’s What Went Down.