The Banquet hitmakers recently reunited after going on hiatus in 2013, and they are back in the studio working on their fifth album.

However, Moakes has now told fans he will not be joining the group and plans to continue working with rock band Young Legionnaire, which he formed in 2010.

He broke the news on, writing, "Update for fans: I'm not involved in the latest incarnation of Bloc Party. I'm now focussing on Young Legionnaire. Gordy... I'm based in Austin, TX (Texas) now - as well as the new YL (Young Legionnaire) album in the works, I've got a couple of projects on the go here, news of which soon! Gx"