The guitarist, who has spent two decades with the popular Scottish indie rock act, has left to "pursue his own musical projects", according to a post on the band's website.

The group, which will continue as a four-piece, have wished Cummings "all the best" in the statement.

The news of the guitarist's departure comes months after the Take Me Somewhere Nice rockers celebrated their 20th anniversary with a series of U.K. gigs.