Fleet Foxes part ways with drummer Joshua Tillman

Fleet Foxes, with Joshua Tillman, pictured far left

Source: NME

Fleet Foxes’ drummer Joshua Tillman has announced that he is leaving the band, as he prepares to release his eighth solo album.

Tillman, who has drummed with the band for four years and played on their new album ‘Helplessness Blues’, posted news of his departure on his official website Fatherjohnmisty.tumblr.com.

He wrote: “Farewell Fleet fans and friends. Back into the gaping maw of obscurity I go. Tokyo is my last show with the Foxes. Sorry if I was distant and obtuse if we ever met. Have fun.”

Tillman also records under the name Father John Misty and has so far released seven solo albums, with a further record ‘Fear Fun’ due to be released on May 1 on Sub Pop.