Battles’ Tyondai Braxton leaves the band

Singer/guitarist leaves due to 'desire not to tour'

Battles‘ singer/guitarist Tyondai Braxton has left the band.

The New York experimental rockers made the announcement through the website of their record label, They said that Braxton‘s reluctance to go on tour was a factor in the departure.

The band wrote: “Due to Battles‘ ambitions of finishing their second studio album followed by commitments to a full touring schedule in 2011, and Tyondai‘s own commitments as a solo artist and his desire not to tour, both Battles and Tyondai have decided to move on without each other.

The message continued: “It is a sad but amicable split. Battles wishes Tyondai all the best.”

The band are expected to release their second album later in 2010.