Skip to main content

industry > News

EXCLUSIVE: Amity Affliction Lose Member, Hunt For Guitarist Continues

A previous The Amity Affliciton line-up
Aug 13th 2012 | 3:33pm | Scott Fitzsimons
The Amity Affliction's long search for a fifth member is continuing after a split with their most recent replacement guitarist.

The Melbourne post-hardcore band, who boast one of the biggest national followings of a band of their genre, have told theMusic.com.au in a to-be-published article that Imran Siddiqi left the band shortly after the recording of their new record Chasing Ghosts, because "It just wasn't working out."

Vocalist Joel Birch admitted that he didn't know who will be replacing the guitarist at the moment, saying, “We're [currently a] four-piece, but we're just going to have a fill in guitarist from now on.”

Birch added, “We've just been trying to find a permanent guitarist for like four years and no one works, so we've just given up and will have someone play with us live and that'll be that.

“Whoever it is will get a one year deal. I don't really deal with that shit or care about [it]. I'm sure it'll be nice and fine. Imran just didn't fit in unfortunately. Clint [Ellis, The Getaway Plan guitarist] has probably been the best fit and he just couldn't do it, so unlucky us.”

Ellis left the band to rejoin The Getaway Plan after the band returned from hiatus in 2010.

“If we get lucky I guess we'll have a permanent one," Birch said, "but if not it'll just be a fill-in forever.”

The Amity Affliction will release their new album, Chasing Ghosts, Friday 14 September, controversial cover art and all. Five shows of their upcoming tour have already sold out.

Comments

Dates

Thursday 8th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Macquarie Wharf (Mac2), Hobart

Friday 9th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Wool Exchange, Geelong

Saturday 10th January

Unify Gathering feat.
The Amity Affliction + Northlane + In Hearts Wake + Thy Art Is Murder + Deez Nuts + Break Even + Confession + Buried In Verona + Hand Of Mercy + Antagonist A.D + Hellions + Storm The Sky + Endless Heights + Aversions Crown + Stories + Electrik Dynamite + Earth Caller

Tarwin Meadows, Tarwin Lower

Sunday 11th January

The Amity Affliction + Deez Nuts + Stories

Wool Exchange, Geelong

Tuesday 13th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

ANU Bar, Acton

Wednesday 14th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Towradgi Beach Hotel, Towradgi

Thursday 15th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Penrith Panthers, Penrith

Friday 16th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Newcastle Panthers, Newcastle West

Saturday 17th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta

Sunday 18th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta

Monday 19th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina

Thursday 22nd January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Discovery, Darwin

Friday 23rd January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Union Jack Hotel & The Jack Backpackers, Cairns

Saturday 24th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

The Venue, Townsville

Monday 26th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Bridgeway Hotel, Pooraka

Thursday 29th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Metropolis, Fremantle

Friday 30th January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Albany

Saturday 31st January

The Amity Affliction + In Hearts Wake + Confession + Antagonist A.D

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury

Related Articles



Poster IT

Connect with The Music

Subscribe to Daily Newsletter

Galleries

<span>Red Jumpsuit Apparatus</span><br />Adelaide Uni Bar

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Adelaide Uni Bar

<span>North Arm</span><br />Oxford Art Factory

North Arm
Oxford Art Factory

<span>The Cairos</span><br />Newtown Social Club

The Cairos
Newtown Social Club

<span>Damon Albarn</span><br />Sydney Opera House

Damon Albarn
Sydney Opera House

<span>Festival Of The Sun 2014</span><br />

Festival Of The Sun 2014

<span>Adelaide Uni Open Night</span><br />

Adelaide Uni Open Night

<span>The War On Drugs</span><br />Metro Theatre

The War On Drugs
Metro Theatre

<span>Moana</span><br />Leederville Hotel

Moana
Leederville Hotel

<span>Hiatus Kaiyote</span><br />Metro Theatre

Hiatus Kaiyote
Metro Theatre

this week's magazine

Digital Version
A Festival Called PANAMA Airlie Beach Music Festival Australasian Worldwide Music Expo Beyond The Valley Big Sky Blues & Roots Festival BIGSOUND Bleach Festival Blue Mountains Music Festival Blues At Bridgetown Bluesfest Breakfest Brisbane Festival Brunswick Music Festival Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival Caloundra Music Festival Campfire Festival CMC Rocks The Hunter CoLAB Deni Ute Muster Dungog Festival Earth Frequency Festival Fairbridge Folk Festival Falls Festival Falls Festival Falls Festival Festival Of The Sun Follow The Sun Festival Future Music Festival Future Music Festival Future Music Festival Future Music Festival Future Music Festival Golden Plains Gorgeous Festival Great Southern Blues Festival Groovin The Moo Groovin The Moo Groovin The Moo Groovin The Moo Groovin The Moo Groovin The Moo Gympie Music Muster HyperFest JamGrass Music Festival Jungle Love Music & Arts Festival Just For Laughs Kyneton Music Festival Let Them Eat Cake Listen Out Listen Out Listen Out Listen Out Lost Paradise Melbourne Music Week Meredith Music Festival Mitchell Creek Rock 'n' Blues MOFO Mountain Sounds Mullum Music Festival Nannup Music Festival National Folk Festival Newtown Festival Noosa Jazz Festival NYE On The Hill Origin NYE Originals Music Festival Out On The Weekend Outlet Music Festival OutsideIn Paradise Music Festival Party In The Paddock Perth Festival Poison City Weekender Port Fairy Folk Festival Queenscliff Music Festival Rainbow Serpent Festival Riverboats Music Festival Rottofest Saltwater Freshwater Festival Soulfest Soulfest Soulfest Soundwave Soundwave Soundwave Soundwave Southbound Splendour In The Grass St Jerome's Laneway Festival St Jerome's Laneway Festival St Jerome's Laneway Festival St Jerome's Laneway Festival St Jerome's Laneway Festival Stereosonic Stereosonic Stereosonic Stereosonic Stereosonic Strawberry Fields Subsonic Sugar Mountain Festival Sydney Country Music Festival Sydney Festival Sydney Fringe Festival Tamworth Country Music Festival The Blurst Of Times Festival The Hills Are Alive Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers UNIFY: A Heavy Music Gathering Urban Country Music Festival Valley Fiesta Vanfest WAM Festival West Coast Blues & Roots Festival WOMAdelaide Wonderland Woodford Folk Festival Yours And Owls

The Music Store

Australasian Music Industry Directory
The ultimate print sourcebook for all the contacts…
Jun 18th 2014
Arts Advertising Packages
The Music Arts Packages provide promotion in The Music…
Jun 18th 2014
Indie Band Advertising Packages
The Music Indie Band Packages provide promotion in…
Jun 18th 2014
Galleon Krueger for Sale
Galleon Krueger Bass Amplifier. 1001RB As new, current…
Jul 12th 2014
Jazz guitarists wanted for weekend jams.
We are a bass and drums unit rehearsing in St Peters…
Jul 12th 2014
Premier Sydney Punk/Rock Band seeks Drummer
One of Sydneys Premier Punk Rock Bands seeks energetic…
Jun 18th 2014

Listen