Luke Tristram has left the band

Flats have revealed that guitarist Luke Tristram has left the band and has been replaced by Fiction‘s Dan Djan.

The London rockers are recording their debut album in Shoreditch in their hometown, with singer Dan Devine telling NME that Tristram left because he wasn’t enthusiastic enough about the set-up.

“Our old guitarist wasn’t really working,” he said. “He wasn’t really into it. I was worried he’d [Djan] hate us, but we went for a drink the other night and he’s cool.”

The frontman also confirmed that nothing from Flats‘ 2010 debut EP would make the album, and it would feature 12 short punky numbers plus three seven-minute epics. Bassist Craig Pierce said of the latter tunes: “They’re not ballads exactly, but slow, down-tuned stuff.”

To read the full interview with Flats and see in-the-studio pictures pick up a copy of this week’s NME magazine. It’s on UK newsstands now or available digitally.