The noise pop outfit Joanna Gruesome have announced that singer Alanna McArdle will no longer be part of the band. Here's the statement:
"Lately, my mental health problems have become a lot worse and I've gone through a pretty shitty time. I've realized I need to actually take some time out to focus on some kind of 'recovery', so I won't be singing in Joanna Gruesome anymore. I hate to sound cheesy but the time I had in Joanna Gruesome was life-changing. I made friends with so many amazing people, had the chance to play with some of my favourite bands, went to places I'd never been before (metaphysically and geographically) and pissed off a lot of men in the process. I am really proud of everything I've done with the band, especially Peanut Butter, and I think we've made some really great records. Thanks to everyone who ever put up with me on tour, and anyone who stopped any assholes from hurting other people at our shows xo".
In the meantime the band have also announced a UK and North American tour with a new line up. They will be joined by Kate from Glasgow based Pennycress and Roxy from Grubs. See dates below: