A close-knit unit, Frightened Rabbit made the leap from indie status to major label with effortless style.
New album 'Pedestrian Verse' became their most successful to date, notching up their highest chart placing and winning widespread praise.
Touring across the globe, the band are now focussing on their next step. Clearly, differences in opinion have arisen with Gordon Skene opting to leave the group.
In a short statement to fans Frightened Rabbit wrote:
"We are sad to announce that Gordon is no longer a member of Frightened Rabbit. For 3 years he was a vital part of the band and his contribution to Pedestrian Verse was massive in making what we believe to be our best record yet. There is no more to tell other than sometimes things just don't work out and when people have differing opinions often the best option is to simply part ways and get on with life separately. We wish Gordon all the best in whatever he decides to do and are sure that whatever he does next will be as much fun and as successful as his time in FR.
Scott, Andy, Grant and Billy x"
Meanwhile, Frightened Rabbit are set to headline Belladrum. A Scottish festival exclusive, the band have agreed to play the award-winning Tartan Heart Festival, with fellow headliners including Welsh heart-throb Tom Jones.
Belladrum runs between August 8th - 9th.