After almost ten years together, touring across the UK and Europe and releasing two full-length records, the latest being this year’s ‘Pleasantries’, Bath rockers Decade have announced that they have parted ways with drummer, Dan Clarke.
The news comes ahead of their tours supporting You Me At Six, which is currently in progress, and another with Deaf Havana in the coming weeks.
You can read the full statement issued by the band announcing his departure below.
“Dan Clarke. AKA Darnel AKA Beans AKA Catfood Clarke AKA Danny fuckin’ Duckegg.
Where do you start with such a legend?
Should probably start with the sad news; Dan’s life has taken a change in direction and he’ll no longer be actively playing music with the band.
Anyone who knows or has followed us over the years will know what this guy has had to put up with; mostly sitting in confined spaces for inhumane lengths of time with 4 relentlessly awful blokes all the while living on a shoestring.
The 9 years we’ve spent ripping it with this guy have been unforgettable. The stories we’ve got between us are endless. We surely wouldn’t have made anywhere near the progress we have without Dan’s contribution and sacrifice.
An effortlessly talented musician and an absolutely god-tier friend whom we have nothing but love and the best of wishes for in the future.
We’ll be continuing our touring schedule for the rest of the year supporting You Me At Six and Deaf Havana with the help of some great friends on the tubs, and plans to release new music in 2018 have not been affected.
Onwards and upwards (and sometimes sideways).
Alex, Connor, Harry & Joe.”
Though the band have announced that they’ll be bringing in some friends to fill in for Clarke for their forthcoming tours, a permanent replacement is yet to be confirmed.
The band’s sophomore album, ‘Pleasantries’, is available now via Rude Records.