Un solo disco, ma una band enorme: parliamo dei Late Of The Pier. Il primo – e forse ultimo – disco della band inglese si chiama Fantasy Black Channel e ha fatto impazzire il mondo nell’ormai lontano 2008. I membri, da quell’anno, si sono sempre occupati di progetti solisti (tra cui il recentissimo LA Priest, del frontman Sam Dust).
La notizia su cui focalizzare l’attenzione, però, purtroppo, è un’altra. Il batterista – Ross Dawson – è morto venerdì notte in un improvviso e tragico incidente. Le parole della famiglia del batterista:
“Ross was a monumental force in the lives of everybody who knew him, multi-talented, modest, kind and generous; he loved and was loved by his family. The world has become a sadder place without him. He will be eternally missed by all who knew and loved him.”
Di seguito le parole di Miles Leonard, il presidente della Parlophone (etichetta dei Late Of The Pier) e Warner Bros.:
“Late of the Pier were one of the most original, innovative and exciting artists I’ve ever worked with. Ahead of their time but with such a youthful outlook in both music and life. Although our time working together was relatively short, I shall remember Ross with great fondness and as a bright, personable and warm character. Sadly we have all lost a talented musician but his music will be with us forever. Our sincere condolences go to his friends and family. Very sad news. Our thoughts are, naturally, with his family and friends.”