Thursday, 29 October 2009

29/10/09 - what The Amorphous Androgynous did next!

Apologies for the lack of Justify Fullupdates re: all this, there've been hiccups and other tedious problems all around this end.

So, here's what's going on:
1. The Amorphous Androgynous Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Vol 2 launch party at the O2 is cancelled. Mr. Cobain has this to say on the 'matter' (ahem):
Sorry to announce that Matter and ourselves have taken the decision to cancel A MONSTROUS PSYCHEDELIC BUBBLE ( scheduled for this FRIDAY 30th OCTOBER ).
Matter largely having operated within the dance music/ DJ events sphere to date were simply unprepared for the amount of production and promotion work for a LIVE event of this scale.( 7 bands and numerous theatrical interludes ) This has resulted in everything being compromised to an unacceptable extent and therefore we have mutually decided to cancel at this stage. Monstrous however will definitely resurface as the full-on extravaganza it was always intended to be . . . .and maybe still at Matter . .

MANY MANY APOLOGIES for any inconvenience and disappointment !! We worked very hard on this and share both sentiments !!

Full refunds by the ticket issuers and any queries should contact Matthew Ward - mward@musicresponsegroup.com

2. Amorphous supporting Kasabian
Alisha Sufit writes this about AA's support slot with Kasabian on October 21st...
Cor! Last night The Amorphous Androgynous played at the HMV Forum AND IT WAS GREAT despite the fact that we were in a . . . shall we say . . . cosy? dressing room considering the amount of bodies we were.

Built in 1934 as a cinema when film was truly glam, the HMV Forum is a wonderful piece of architecture, a lavish and inspiring environment for any gig. I had had my doubts about how the sound balance would turn out, as it can be a bit shaky at festivals and we had a strictly limited time frame, plus we were working with new sound men, but I reckon it was the best we've had so far. The gig was a headliner for Kasabian and had sold out in 15 minutes, I was told, so the place was nicely packed with 2000 happy bods or more.

I'm truly honoured to be invited to sing with The A A guys – the musicians are so good, the music is so inspiring and inventive! The band is really coming together now so I hope we get more gigs of the same ilk on our own patch – i.e. in the UK. (It's a great excuse to wear outrageous twinkly frocks, as well, let alone the psychedelic plimsoles!)

3. Gaz in The Times
Thanks to The Times Online's terrible security scripting, it's probably easier if you read this interview here, and ignore the words 'lead poisoning' and continual references to Gaz being the only member of Amorphous (sigh).

4. MPB2 is out now!

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