Leeds-spawned avant-post-rockers These Monsters (pictured) and Jeniferever tour mate (dates), Paul Marshall had their show at London's Macbeth venue - originally scheduled to take place on Saturday night - scrapped by the venue's new owners in favour of a last-minute booking of Pete Doherty.
The cancellation meant that These Monsters had to cancel their show at Bournemouth's Gander venue, which was meant to take place yesterday, January 21.
We asked These Monsters for a comment, and they replied:
The new owners of the venue cancelled our gig so they could book Pete Doherty. It's disappointing for us, but mainly I just feel bad for the promoter, cos she obviously put a lot of work into organising the night and also for the people that had being planning on coming. And for Paul, cos he had to book time off work to play the gig.
Bad form, Macbeth owners. You can check out These Monsters - and you should! - at their MySpace here, while Paul Marshall's music can be heard here. These Monsters have a load of other dates forthcoming, too:
8 Nottingham Rose Of England
9 Norwich Arts Centre with We Vs Death, The Workhouse, Howlback Hum
10 Leeds Upstairs at the Library with We Vs Death, Human Fly, Concentration Champ and more
11 Sheffield Under The Boardwalk with We Vs Death
12 Ipswich Fire and Ice Bar with We Vs Death
28 Leeds Upstairs at the Library with Chris Clark
17 Huddersfield Bar 120
4 Newcastle Head of Steam
5 Glasgow venue tbc
6 Leeds Brudenell Social Club with Jeniferever
23 Leeds Upstairs at the Library with That Fucking Tank