Los Angeles outfit The Dollyrots have announced that their drummer Chris Black is to leave the band. Black has released the following statement via the band's website:

"My time with The Dollyrots has been the most amazing opportunity to follow my passion for music, but I have decided to move on to the next great adventure that life has in store for me. I am going to miss this band and its fans greatly and want to thank everyone for the support over these past five years."

Despite the departure of Black, the bubblegum punk band have assured fans that the upcoming US dates will still go ahead.