Cult British band Editors have parted ways with guitarist Chris Urbanowicz following a dispute about the band's future and musical direction.
The indie rocker's bandmates announced the news on Monday (16Apr12) in a post on their official website.
They stated the split is "entirely amicable", adding, "In a decision entirely based upon future musical direction, and with huge sadness, Editors and Chris Urbanowicz have parted ways. In 10 years we’ve gone from playing tiny clubs in Birmingham to selling out massive shows across the globe as four friends together so this was a massively painful decision for all of us to make.
"However sad things are right now we all hope we’ll continue to be friends for many years to come."
The group is currently in the studio with top producer Flood, working on a fourth album and plans for festival shows this summer (12) are not expected to be postponed or cancelled as a result of Urbanowicz's departure.