Kelson Mathias quits Future of the Left, apparently isn’t too difficult to replace

Kelson Mathias quits Future of the Left, apparently isn't too difficult to replace

Last month, Future of the Left lost their bassist when Kelson Mathias suddenly decided to quit the band. He stated, “I’d just like to say thanks to everyone that’s supported me in this band over the last five years, everyone that I’ve met at shows all over the world and all the bands I’ve had the pleasure to play gigs with. I’d like to wish Andy [“Falco” Falkous] and Jack [Egglestone] the best for the future.” But where’s the drama? Where’s the reason, the backstabbing, the lightsabre cocksucking blues? (On their MySpace, the remaining two members of Future of the Left said that they were “sad, happy, annoyed and relieved at the same time.” Boring.)

Whatever the explanation for Kelson’s eschewing his own future with Jack and Falco, Future of the Left’s outlook isn’t too grim. The interim duo have already found a new bassist, Oceansize and Kong’s Steve Hodson (definitely for their upcoming tour, seemingly for a new album as well), and they’ve announced that they are currently recording their new full-length album with a fourth member.

Tourdates:

06.03.10 - Birmingham, UK - The Rainbow
06.04.10 - London, UK - The Lexington
06.05.10 - Nottingham, UK - 580
06.08.10 - Nantes, France - Sputnik Bar
06.09.10 - Tours, France - Aucard de Tours Festival
06.10.10 - Lyon, France - Le Clacson
06.11.10 - Milan, Italy - Magnolia
06.12.10 - Rome, Italy - Init
06.13.10 - Ravenna, Italy - Hani-bi, Marina di Ravenna
07.08.10 - Pula, Croatia - Marelica Club, Art and Music Festival
07.16.10 - Cheltenham, UK - 2000 Trees Festival
07.17.10 - Wrexham, UK - Central Station
07.18.10 - Manchester, UK - Moho Live
07.24.10 - Sheffield, UK - Tramlines
07.25.10 - Oxfordshire, UK - Truck Festival

• Future of the Left: http://www.futureoftheleft.com
• 4AD: http://www.4ad.com

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