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The Amazing Snakeheads' drummer and bassist quit; singer says they're 'no longer friends'

Frontman Dale Barclay says: "I have no intentions of pissing over something that meant so much to me"

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The Amazing Snakeheads have announced a change in personnel with frontman Dale Barclay the only remaining member from the line-up that released the band's debut album in April.

A spokesperson for the band's label Domino has confirmed to NME that both bass player William Coombe and drummer Jordan Hutchinson have left the band and announced the identity of their replacements, who will be full-time members of the band for the foreseeable future.

"The Amazing Snakeheads have had a line-up change – Dale Barclay is now accompanied by Andrew Pattie and Scott Duff," reads the statement. "The band will be performing tomorrow night at Meltdown Festival in London, at Reading and Leeds this August and at all other shows as previously announced."

The line-up change follows an emotional message posted on the band's Facebook page by Barclay last night (June 15). The message starts with the frontman saying: "In the interest of transparency and fairness I will say this. William quit the band and Jordon [sic] knows why him and I are no longer friends. Fuck anyone who thinks otherwise."

He continued: "I have no intentions of pissing over something that meant so much to me so will never go into detail of the where, why and when of what has happened, especially on this barrel of bullshit."

The Amazing Snakeheads released their debut album 'Amphetamine Ballads' in April. The band play at London's Southbank Centre tomorrow night (June 17) as part of James Lavelle's Meltdown Festival. They will appear on the bill alongside US trio Radkey.

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