Foals bassist Walter Gervers leaves the band
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UK rock outfit Foals will look a bit different in 2018. The band revealed today (Jan. 5) that bassist Walter Gervers has left the band. They broke the news on Facebook saying he left to "pursue a new life." In a statement, the band said "He’ll always be our brother, we love him and wish him well in his future endeavors. It’s the end of a chapter but not the end of the book." Gervers, like the other members, was a part of Foals for 12 years. 

Despite the news, the band confirms they're hard at work on their fifth album, a follow up to 2015's What Went Down. Currently, they're looking for a new bassist. 

The indie rock band formed back in 2005 featuring Yannis Philippakis, Jack Bevan, Jimmy Smith, Gervers and Edwin Congreave. Previously, Andrew Mears was the lead singer before leaving the band shortly after. They released their debut album, Antidotes in 2008 to critical acclaim peaking at number 3 in the UK Albums Chart. 

Their follow-up, Total Life Forever, followed in 2010. Their third album, Holy Fire, came out in 2013.