Movielife lose guitarist

The Movielife have announced that their lead guitarist Alex has left the band.

In a statement on the band state that his departure was amicable, and that Alex has another project lined up.

It reads: “It is with TREMENDOUS sadness that we’d like to let everyone know Alex has left The Movielife. His last show with the band was yesterday in Las Vegas (an awesome last show since it was with his friends in Thursday…one of the greatest, coolest and nicest bands ever). This was a friendly parting of ways, and he is and will remain close with the members. And of course, he will always be a great friend our ours. We love you Alex!

“Alex is starting a new band, who we have already worked out a development deal with, so stay tuned to find out more in the upcoming months. We’re very excited to see what amazing stuff he comes up with next.

The Movielife will not cancel any dates, and Phil’s brother Dan will be temporarily filling in on guitar. Don’t forget to catch them on the California Boxcar Racer dates and the Face to Face tour.”

The band will also be returning to these shores in June to play the Deconstruction gigs in Glasgow and London.

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Paul, otherwise known as Sav, is quite possibly the only member of the Punktastic team to actually have a proper job. But don't hold that against him. He's actually a proper journalist, (a reporter for a daily northern paper) and so adds a bit of credence to the team. Except you wouldn't think that by reading his reviews. Maybe somebody should tell him that it is quality and not quantity that counts! Sav actually ended up working for Punktastic after meeting Nick at university, and the pair bonded over all things punk rock. Another guitarist, he also "writes a lot of songs about relationships, and how mine went wrong." Oh, and he loves the Ataris, if you hadn't already noticed. In his spare time he worships at the church of Kris Roe... Other fave bands include: MxPx, New Found Glory, Blink 182, Weezer, Midtown, Reel Big Fish, The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Green Day, Deftones, Lit and Silverchair to name but a few. Hobbies include, sleeping, drinking, eating fish and supporting Grimsby Town FC. But hey, somebody has to.