Marr would remain as portion of the band until 2011; his departure was officially announced on 11 April by way of the band’s internet site. Despite returning to the original trio, the band currently enlists David Jones of Nine Black Alps as a second guitarist for live shows.
The band, who initial became active on the concert circuit in 2002, were initially tied to other like-minded UK bands of that time, most notably The Libertines, by a British music press that were looking for a ‘British rearguard’ to the wave of popular US option rock bands of the time. They experienced outgrown this tag by the time of the commercial success of their third LP. In 2008, Q magazine described the band as “The biggest cult band in the UK”.
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