The Drums announce temporary replacement for Adam Kessler

Guitarist Kessler quit as the band started their first US tour

The Drums have announced a temporary replacement for guitarist Adam Kessler, whose departure was announced last week (September 16).

Frontman Jonathan Pierce told NME that band friend Tom Haslow is to play Kessler‘s parts on the band’s US tour, which they are currently midway through.

However, he added that the band are unsure of how long Haslow will be playing with them for, and indicated that he is not a full-time member of the band.

Speaking of Haslow, Pierce said: “He’s a kid from New York who I’ve known for a few years.”

Pierce called Kessler‘s departure “a harsh thing to accept” for the band, but confirmed that their live commitments – including a UK tour set to kick off on November 24 – will still go ahead as planned.

Get this week’s issue of NME on UK newsstands from Wednesday (September 22), or available digitally worldwide for an exclusive interview with Pierce on the reasons behind the guitarist’s departure from The Drums.