After more than nine years, The Bennies’ “curiously good-looking bass master” Craig Selak has announced his departure from the band.

In a statement posted to the band’s Facebook, Selak said it was time to step “into the next chapter”.

“To say it has been a fucken blast sharing the most important and incredible times of my life with my brothers Anty, Jules and Bowie in this band would be a gross understatement,” he said.

“I love them so much and the vibes between us remain as 'high' as ever!

“I just feel it's time for me to turn another page.”

In January, Selak dropped a surprise album under the name Super Duper, an act that will make its live debut later this month opening for Jebediah in Victoria.

Selak’s last shows with The Bennies will be this weekend’s Pool House Party and then The Hills Are Alive – all the info of which you can find in theGuide.

The Bennies released their latest album, Natural Born Chillers, last month.