Original story (09/27/12): Perry Bamonte is back! He's been announced as the new bass player for Love Amongst Ruins. Welcome back, Perry! We've missed you! Can't wait to see you playing live again. (Thanks Adam)
Update (04/09/15): Listen to their first track, 'Swan Killer', which is Q's Song of the Day:
Name: Love Amongst Ruin
Track name: Swan Killer
Who? The group fronted by former Placebo man and sometime drummer for The Boo Radleys, Steve Hewitt.
Why now? This the first track to emerge from forthcoming album Lose Your Way (out 1 June) and features The Cure’s Perry Bamonte on bass.
Hear more: Loveamongstruin.com
Update (05/11/15): 'Lose Your Way' EP is now available on iTunes UK, Amazon UK, Amazon US.
Update (05/12/15): 'Lose Your Way Revision' posted at Substream.
Update (06/07/15): New interview with Steve seems to indicate that Perry does NOT play on the new album, but will join them for live shows and will write with Steve for the next album:
Arena: On this record, you worked with Perry Bamonte from The
Cure, which is pretty wicked. How did he enter the fold, and how has he
contributed to Love Amongst Ruin and the band's music?
Hewitt: I first met Perry in Paris when The Cure and Placebo played at
French radio station NRJ's birthday show in some French theatre. We have
stayed in touch pretty much from there. When we found ourselves no
longer in bands, I thought it a good idea to get Perry involved with
LAR. Perry actually got involved after the album was finished, but we
will be writing together for the next album, and he will be playing live
with us as a full time member.
Just checked with Daryl Bamonte, and here's what he said: "Perry did not play on the LYW album but is in the band now, will play live and also write/perform for the next album."
Update (06/17/15): Billboard has premiered the new video for 'Modern War Song'.