Pixies have confirmed that bass player Kim Deal is to leave the band.
Emerging from their slumber in 2004, Pixies' ongoing re-union has resulted in some fantastic live shows. Each member, though, has been careful to maintain their side projects - Black Francis continues to record solo material, while Kim Deal recently re-joined The Breeders.
Maintaining a stable line up for almost a decade, the band have been dealt a blow with the departure of Kim Deal. The bass player has decided to leave Pixies, with the group posting a simple statement online:
"We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best."