Art Brut replace guitarist and drummer on eve of tour

Rockers Art Brut have announced a line-up change on the eve of their latest tour after revealing drummer Mikey Breyer and guitarist Jasper Future have retired from the group. Blur star Graham Coxon’s guitarist Toby Macfarlaine and Stephen Gilchrist have joined the band as permanent replacements.
Frontman Eddie Argos says, “Being a classic rock band isn’t all just laps of honour round the world and photoshoots in Rolling Stone; it also involves personnel changes. So, after 10 years and eight years of playing with them respectively, we say goodbye to Mike and Jasper.
“Press releases are not the best place for fond farewells but it’s been a blast and we’ll miss them… It’s now time for Art Brut Mk III. Hello to Toby and Stephen.”
The group kicks off a British tour with the new bandmates in Manchester, England next week (24Sep13).