There have been some changes in Camp Cop recently. It is with heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to our Stevie. For the last year or so, he has been suffering problems with his wrists which has often rendered him pain-ridden after rehearsals and although there have been treatments and improvements in recent times, he made the decision last autumn to leave the band in the New Year. As we previously stated, in addition to this, he has been forging ahead with his new band Lizard Tongue. Stylistically, they play music which is much easier on the wrist for him and so he has chosen to concentrate on that.
We are all very sad to see Stevie go. He was a founder member of the band some 4 years ago and has been an integral part of the sound and attitude of Suicide By Cop ever since.
So, this brings us to the arduous task of finding a replacement. Drummers are often in short supply. However, we have faith that somewhere out there is the right person for the job. We’ve had one or two pieces of interest but nothing that has been taken further than casual enquiries as yet.
In the immediate future, we are tying up the loose ends with Stevie and doing some more recording as well as one last farewell gig in late February or early March. However, we would be looking at hooking up with a new drummer in the next few weeks as we want to crack on. 2012 was not our most productive of years and we don’t want to let the grass grow under us in 2013 so to speak.
We rehearse at Voltage Studios, Bradford and we are looking for someone who ideally has their own transport and certainly has their own equipment. If you are interested or know anyone who might be interested then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our recordings so far can be heard at http://reverbnation.com/suicidebycop. We already have gigs in the pipeline for later in the year and as soon as we get sorted will be on the lookout for more. If you can help in our search, then please repost a link or retweet this article.
From all of us, Happy New Year and all the best for 2013.