The Departure was an English rock, alternative rock and indie rock band the Departure from Northampton, England, that was formed in 2004 and consisted of David Jones, Sam Harvey, Ben Winton, Simon Alexander, Lee Irons and Andy Hobson. In 2004, they were signed to Parlophone Records. Touring slots with Placebo, supporting them at Wembley Arena, The Tears and a reformed Gang Of Four soon followed as the band sought to build a support base ahead of their first wing of releases. Their debut single, "All Mapped Out", was released in 2004 and debuted at number 30 on the UK singles chart. Their follow-up single, "Dirty Words", was produced by Steve Osborne (who also worked with New Order, Suede and Happy Mondays). From our site you may download the Departure's biggest hit single, "All Mapped Out", in mp3 from our site. In early 2006, Lee Irons had left the band citing artistic differences. Drummer Andy Hobson left later that year, having lost faith in the band's ability to write innovative, good quality pop music, and was replaced by the original drummer, Simon Alexander.