Ahead of their newly-announced headline tour later this year, Gyroscope have announced it will be the last for founding band member Rob Nassif.
The announce coincides with today's release of new EP, 4YRLV, which is also the drummer's last piece of work with the Perth band.
"Saying goodbye to this wonderful band was never going to be easy," Nassif said.
"The fact I get to lap this country one last time to play for you all will be very special. Thanks to all the fans who's love of our band has enriched my life in so many ways. I am eternally grateful to Zok, Brad and Dan for their hard work, talent and passion for chasing down our musical dreams.
"Quite simply, playing in Gyroscope has been one of the highlights of my life and I will treasure the memories we've created. Living overseas the past few years has made creating new music challenging and I am happy that the boys will be continuing on, no doubt writing some brilliant new songs. Onwards and upwards lads!"
Gyroscope released their own statement on Nassif's departure, saying, "The four of us have been a band longer than we haven't; so, it is sad.
"But the fact that we are still best mates after it all is a true testament to this band and all that it stands for. We still have some unfinished business, and will continue without the great man sitting behind us watching our backs. Rob, we wish you everything for your next chapter, and say thank you for your legacy."
Gyroscope kick off the headline tour in October with shows confirmed in Adelaide, Frankston, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Perth, as well as sets at Scene & Heard festival in Cairns and Brisbane.
For more details on tickets and venues, check out theGuide.
Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
Pier Hotel, Frankston
Max Watt's, Melbourne
Crowbar, Fortitude Valley
Crowbar Sydney, Leichhardt
UC HUB, Bruce
Eatons Hill Hotel, Eatons Hill
Jack Rabbit Slim's, Perth