Forget the fallout from Robbie leaving Take That or Bonehead leaving Oasis: Gwil Sainsbury's departure from Alt-J is one of the most earth-shatteringly insignificant moments in history.
"The breaking of so great a thing should make a greater crack," said Octavius Caesar on hearing the death of the Roman military commander Mark Antony; the revelation – he suggested – "should have shook lions into civil streets, and citizens to their dens". Dramatic perhaps (these words were put in Caesar's mouth by Shakespeare, after all), but what can be sadder than a final hurrah and a goodbye forever?
Centuries later, Robbie Williams' schism from Take That was no less traumatic for many, with Samaritans setting up a helpline in 1995 for fans who felt suicidal at the news of their idols' evacuation from boybandland (they had no clue at this point that he would be in possession of the sort of singular talent it takes to make an album such as Rudebox). Even when Bonehead left Oasis to spend more time with the family, we all gasped and asked what would become of the people's champions.