TWIN ATLANTIC drummer, Craig Kneale, has announced he will be stepping back from the band after 15 years.

The Glasgow rocker confirmed the news "with a heavy heart" this morning in a post on the band's Facebook page.

Shows set to take place next week will be Craig's last performances with the band for now but he says he looks forward to them "with the same excitement" as their first gig.

He said: "Hello! It's Craig. It is with a heavy heart and so many great memories that i've decided to step back from Twin Atlantic.

"I love this band and still believe that big things lie ahead - but this feels like the right time for me to jump off and try something new.

"To have been able to travel the world and play music with my best friends for 15 years has been the greatest privilege.

"To everyone that's supported the band over the years - you are the fuel that makes this all mean something. Thank you.

"The shows next week will be my last for now and I look forward to them with the same excitement as I did my first.

"What a joy it's been to be in a band with Sam, Ross + Barry. It still feels like a dream."  

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This news comes as Twin Atlantic announced their new album 'Transparency' yesterday which they feel "puts a new stamp" on their band.

Fans can pre-order the album now from Twin Atlantic's official store which gives them early access to their UK tour which kicks off next Spring.

The Glasgow band will also perform on the main stage at TRNSMT next Saturday.