O.M.D Gets An Extra Hand on Bass at SXSW

British synth-pop icons Orchestra Manouvres in the Dark hit the South by Southwest festival over the weekend for a round of shows, including a day and night appearance at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas.

The first show, during Spin’s day party, went off without a hitch, and even included special guest Moby, who joined Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys on bass towards the end of their set for “Souvenir” and closer “Enola Gay.”

“This is the first time we’ve ever had more bass guitars on stage than synthesizers,” said lead singer McCluskey, who also plays the four-string.

Check out Spin’s photo of Moby and McCluskey here.

Much later that night, O.M.D had just returned to the Stubb’s stage to play  another SXSW showcase when a camera boom fell and crashed into the audience. Realizing that the situation was serious, McCluskey delayed the start of the set and requested paramedics. In total, four concert goers were transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge for what were called minor injuries.

The show eventually continued, and here’s a fan video of “Enola Gay.”


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