Confirmed Janet Weiss announces departure from Sleater-Kinney

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The drummer has today announced she’ll be leaving the band ahead of their new album’s release next month.

Janet Weiss has announced her departure from Sleater-Kinney.

The drummer has spoken out on Twitter to announce the news today (Monday 1st July) that she is leaving the trio after 24 years in the band.

Her statement explains: “After intense deliberation and with heavy sadness, I have decided to leave Sleater-Kinney. The band is heading in a new direction and it is time for me to move on.”

The band are due to release their new album ‘The Center Won’t Hold’ on 16th August via Mom + Pop. It’s the band’s first new music since 2015’s ‘No Cities To Love’ and comes produced by St. Vincent.

Read Janet’s statement in full below.

UPDATE: Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker have shared their own statement via the band's Instagram. Read it below.

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