Oh dear. It hasn't been that long since The Darkness unveiled their new drummer, Emily Dolan Davies, to the world - but she has already quit the band.

The rockers, who release their new album 'Last of Our Kind' at the end of May, had enlisted Dolan Davies to replace founding member Ed Graham, who departed the band last year. She only made her live debut with the band at the beginning of March and had previously drummed with the likes of Tricky and Bryan Ferry.

However, the band released a statement on Facebook saying that she was quitting to pursue "new projects".

"… sad to say our fantastic drummer Emily Dolan Davies is leaving for new projects, and so we part ways with fond farewells," it read. "Emily played a huge part in the recording of our new album ‘Last of Our Kind’ and makes a final appearance in the video for our single ‘Open Fire’ which is coming to a screen near you soon … Good luck Emily!"

The band's new album was reportedly written in Ireland, and they played a number of low-key Irish gigs to road-test the songs last month.

Their next Irish date will be a headline slot at Groove Festival in July - hopefully, they'll have sorted out their Spinal Tap-like curse by then.