Glasvegas 'sad' as drummer quits

31/03/10

Glasvegas Caroline McKay

Glasvegas drummer Caroline McKay has left the Mercury Prize-nominated group.

It leaves the Glasgow band as a three-piece as they record the follow-up to their 2008 self-titled debut album in Los Angeles.

Speaking to the PA news agency, lead singer James Allen confirmed it was McKay's decision to departing saying the remaining members were "really sad".

He added: "We respect her decision and say goodbye with our love and luck."

Nominated for the Mercury Prize last September, Allen failed to turn up to the ceremony in London with the other members of the group saying he was missing.

The band's hits include Geraldine and Daddy's Gone with McKay known for her unusual playing style, standing rather than sitting as she performed.