Indie-boy poster gal Charlotte Hatherley has called time on her Ash career, reports NME.com.
The website states that the split is entirely amicable, and quotes a statement from the former four-piece:
"After nine years, Ash and Charlotte Hatherley have mutually agreed to part company... they wish each other the very best for the future."
Ash are due to begin work on the follow-up to Meltdown later this year, while Hatherley - not so long ago seen by DiS's spies enjoying Deerhoof at the Garage - is currently working on her second solo record. Perhaps it'll sound like Milk Man?
Hatherley's album is due for an autumn release.