In the post shared on socials, Franz Ferdinand revealed that the Scottish drummer, who joined the band in 2001, will be replaced by another Glasgow drummer called Audrey Tait. In the photo shared on socials, Thompson is seen passing drum sticks over to Tait.

Franz Ferdinand wrote, "Hello world. Paul is leaving the band. It was a bit of a shocker for us when we found out, so it probably will be for some of you too. Paul has been our friend for over twenty five years & we’re looking forward to at least another twenty five. He’s a funny, smart, sensitive guy."

"Not a bad drummer either," the band continued. "You don’t spend 20 years touring the world with someone without them becoming like family and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. We're glad we shared those adventures and experiences together and look forward to hearing what he gets up to next."

The band continued, "After having played with Paul for so long, it’s obvious that not just anyone could sit behind the kit in FF, so we’re happy to say that one of the other best drummers in the world is joining us."

They added, "Many of you in Glasgow will already know what an incredible musician Audrey Tait is and we’re thrilled to have her join us. It feels totally natural playing with her and she’s a great laugh."

Frabz Ferdinand haven't released new music since 2018's Always Ascending album.