In a statement posted to their social channels, indie rock band Foals announced that bassist Walter Gervers has parted ways with the band after touring together for 12 years, to “pursue a new life“.

The parting has been so sad but we remain firm friends, he’ll always be our brother.” “We had 12 amazing years touring together from a small postal van to the pyramid stage and beyond. It’s the end of a chapter but not the end of the book.

The band also confirmed they are working on their fifth LP promising it will be “the best yet.” Read the full statement below.