Ex-drummer Matt Tong left last year, leaving only guitarist Russell Lissack and singer/guitarist Kele Okereke in the group. 

Okereke recently confirmed that the band are currently working on album five. He also previewed a new track.

It is currently unclear whether Moakes will return at all in the future, or whether this hiatus is permanent.

Posting on Twitter as no-longer-a-side-project Young Legionnaire, Moakes confirmed his departure, at least for now.