The band were personally invited to play by Hundred Reasons, who were big Cable fans. Well, we are rather gutted to announce that Cable have called it off, and you have Sony Music to 'thank'. Ex-bassist Pete Darrington made a statement on a Derby bands messageboard:
"We have decided to pull out of the show, having discussed it at great length with our management. We were due to start rehearsals this weekend. I personally was not that keen in the first, but there you go.
"Sony began over the last week, laying down some major label draconian style bullshit to our management about who's paying for what, exactly how long we were going to play for, what time we were going on, saying we couldn't have more than 3 guests, no merch (not that we had any) and they were particularly uncomfortable when they found a certain national weekly were interested in running a piece on Cable reforming as one of the main features of the gig, they starting trying to say 'No Press for Cable'.
"We decided that this is the kind of shit we don't miss about being on a major label and the gig was meant to be a fun thing for us, a chance to kill Cable off in a good way, not some wankers' nightmare party that it was turning into. So we walked."
This is sad. :( But they haven't ruled out the possibility of a reunion show some other time. :)
Pete now plays in a band called Hudson Super Six, who are releasing their debut 7" single, 'Raised To The Ground/Food & Drink', in November, and are playing some gigs too. Keep an eye out for them.