Mercury Prize winning British four piece Alt-J have announced that one of its founding members, Gwil Sainsbury has left the band.
The departure of the guitar and bass player was announced on Twitter yesterday. "With regret, Gwil is leaving Alt-J. This is purely a personal decision and as our best friend we support him completely." the band said.
Alt-J formed in 2007 after meeting at university in Leeds and won the Mercury Prize for their critically acclaimed album An Awesome Wave in 2012.