Guitarist Leaves Editors

16 April 2012, 18:32 | Updated: 14 August 2013, 09:04

Editors 2009

Chris Urbanowicz has decided to leave the band....

In a statement on their website the band explain that it is "with huge sadness" and is a decision "entirely based upon future musical direction".

It goes on:

"In ten years we've gone from playing tiny clubs in Birmingham to having number one records in several countries, selling out massive shows across the globe and headlining festivals as four friends together so this was a massively painful decision for all of us to make.

"We wish Chris the best of luck in his future endeavours, and expect you all to do the same. The parting is amicable and however sad things are right now we all hope we'll continue to be friends for many years to come."

Editors are currently working on their fourth album with help from producer Flood.