Sigur Ros Split With Drummer

Sigur Ros Split With Drummer


Jnsi and Georg Hlm revealed the information about Orri Pll Drason on Monday morning (Oct. 1).

Sigur Rs members Jnsi and Georg Hlm introduced on Monday (Oct. 1) that the long-running Icelandic band has break up with drummer Orri Pll Drason following current sexual assault allegations. "In the wake of the extraordinarily critical and private allegations made in opposition to him in current days we now have in the present day accepted the resignation of our bandmate Orri Pll Drason to permit him to take care of this privately," Jnsi and Hlm wrote in a Facebook assertion.

Drason, 41, performed drums for the group since 1999, showing on 5 studio albums and touring extensively with the experimental ensemble. According to Pitchfork, the allegations emerged final week in a collection of since-deleted Instagram posts. wherein a Los Angeles artist claimed that she met Drason at a membership, recounting what she claimed have been two situations of intercourse with out her consent. "It occurred twice that evening, and I puzzled [to] myself why I didn’t depart after the primary time — however I used to be drunk, useless drained, in shock, and this was proper earlier than I ever heard of something like Uber/Lyft…. But none of that ought to matter as a result of nobody deserves to be raped/touched/licked/fucked with out CONSENT," the artist reportedly wrote.

In one other put up that additionally seems to have been deleted, the artist reportedly shared an electronic mail change with Drason wherein he vehemently refuted her claims, saying, "I am so sorry you’re going by means of all this. But my expertise from that evening is totally totally different from yours… We had a pleasant evening drawing and consuming at my flat; after which we went to mattress. The subsequent day you even needed to remain and requested me for those who may, however I needed to go to the studio and you bought upset about that. We had fun collectively. I like your artwork and I believe you’re a gifted artist and I loved being with you.”

Streets Talkin has reached out to Sigur Rs’ representatives for added remark.

In a put up on the band's official web page on Monday morning, Drason thanked his family and friends for his or her help, writing that "this matter has undeniably taken its toll on me for the previous few days." He requested that folks chorus from unleashing their anger on his household, including, "I ask individuals to remain calm and to not be divided into two battling armies, these should not courtroom proceedings, simply [the accuser's] phrases in opposition to mine, on the web. Loud and provocative phrases are in no person's favour — neither to me or her." (Streets Talkin just isn’t naming the lady who made the allegations as a result of it has not been in a position to attain her to confirm the contents of the deleted Instagrams.)

Drason confirmed that he's determined to go away the band in an effort to keep away from having the allegations obscure the group's music: "I’ll do something in my energy to get out of this nightmare, however out of respect for these truly affected by sexual violence, I can’t take that combat public." 

The allegations come almost a 12 months after the launch of the #MeToo motion in opposition to sexual harassment and sexual assault which has seen dozens of males (and some ladies) in leisure, politics and the humanities confronted with claims of sexual assault, abuse, rape and harassment.