Singer/guitarist TYONDAI BRAXTON has parted ways with his band Battles after he refused to go on tour with the New York rockers.
The stars, whose song The Line featured on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack, are currently in the middle of recording their second album but the group will now search for a new frontman to complete the disc.
In a post on their record label Warp's website, they write, "Due to Battles' ambitions of finishing their second studio album followed by commitments to a full touring schedule in 2011, and Tyondai's own commitments as a solo artist and his desire not to tour, both Battles and Tyondai have decided to move on without each other.
"It is a sad but amicable split. Battles wishes Tyondai all the best."
Battles formed in 2003.