We thought we would take this moment to share our love and thoughts for Late of the Pier drummer Ross Dawson, whio yesterday passed away in a “tragic accident”. The drummer was also involved in many other bands but his lasting legacy will be with the originality of Late of the Pier and the generation that expanded their minds to his music.
Late of the Pier were pioneers of their time. Scoffed at by many, they enlightened their audience with a furious mix of heavy bass and the splicing of genres and smaples. They were idols of their time and burnt out as quickly as they melted their brains. For this reason among many Far Out Magazine mourn the loss of Dawson.
Miles Leonard, the chairman of Warner Bros. Records and Parlophone, laid tribute for Dawson, and is saddened about their short time of working together not lasting longer.
He said: ‘Late of the Pier were one of the most original, innovative and exciting artists I’ve ever worked with. Ahead of their time but with such a youthful outlook in both music and life. Although our time working together was relatively short, I shall remember Ross with great fondness and as a bright, personable and warm character. Sadly we have all lost a talented musician but his music will be with us forever. Our sincere condolences go to his friends and family.’