This hazy golden morning brings both good news and bad news in Camp Bang (oo-er missus…)
Let’s start, as they always do in films, with the bad shall we? Our beautiful bass man Ox has decided to follow the ways of the Blood God Khorne and dedicate himself full time to painting Warhammer models. The thing is, he paints all of them to have his own face. This is a little worrying I feel….
Of course, he hasn’t really…I jest…no, our Ox is off on a voyage of self discovery learning the twin mantras of Reggae and Folk. This, alas, leaves him no time to administer his taut, coiled low notes to us bunch of chancers so he’ll be stepping down after our next couple of shows….sniff sniff….they grow up so fast….
We would like to thank him for all his lovely efforts and the fact that he introduced the almighty drink of Brothers & Gin into the band.
GOOD LUCK OX. MAY THE SEEDS OF LIFE BE FRUITFUL FOR YOU.
Now the good news. For every cloud has it’s silver lining. The departure of Ox leaves some pretty daunting shoes to fill (if a shoe can indeed be classed as daunting…). However, there is but one man alive who I feel can deftly and sexily fill those very shoes. We introduce the next character in our strange and wonderful fable:
KEEF (aka Keefy Beefy, Tom Fossum, Good Evans) – Yes oh yes. No-one can shake a fringe like he can. No-one can sport a Wrestling T-Shirt quite so nonchalantly. He provides the bass for The Dawn Chorus and his solo Nordic Football themed Tom Fossum project. He brings with him his faithful guitar lead Curly Sue and frankly we’re very lucky to get him this late on in the transfer window. There are a few agents fee’s to sort out and a clause that allows him to opt out of European games but dagnammit it’s good to have him on board.
So, a brave new future beckons once more. Get yourself down to one of the following shows to see off The Ox in style won’t you?
APRIL 14th – The Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel (w/ Her Name is Calla & Revere)
APRIL 23rd – Lennons, Southampton (w/ Thomas Tantrum)
MAY 1st – Acoustic set @ Edge of the Wedge, Southsea (w/ The Retrospective Soundtrack Players)
Until then, you can see the big man in action one last time here where we were all very hungover due to consumption of aforementioned B&G’s. Filmed by the excellent HiveLocal, this is a new song called ‘Bungalow Town’.