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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