Gordon Skene, a guitarist and keyboardist in the formerly five-piece Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit, has reportedly left the band due to “differing opinions” with other members.
“We are sad to announce that Gordon is no longer a member of Frightened Rabbit”, wrote the band’s four remaining members on Facebook. “For [three years] he was a vital part of the band and his contribution to Pedestrian Verse was massive in making what we believe to be our best record yet.
“There is no more to tell other than sometimes things just don’t work out and when people have differing opinions often the best option is to simply part ways and get on with life separately.”
They added: “We wish Gordon all the best in whatever he decides to do and are sure that whatever he does next will be as much fun and as successful as his time in FR.”
Skene joined the band in 2009 and played their first gig as a five-piece act at London’s The Lexington in November of that year.
The band’s fourth studio album, Pedestrian Verse, was released last February to positive response from critics. There is no word yet on whether Skene’s departure will affect the band’s festival shows in England this Summer.