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Medusa are punk influenced three-piece rock band from the UK, currently based in Camden Town, London.

History

Formed in Blackburn, Lancashire in spring 1998 [1] by guitarist and vocalist Julian Molinero whilst still at school.

Over the next few years, the band went through many line up changes, claiming to have been banned from many venues around the north of England for their antics [2] before going on hiatus.

Julian Molinero resurrected the group in 2006 to record the debut album Medusa with Matt Collinge on bass and Ben 'Scampi' Strachan on drums. The album had a strong influence of 80's rock and was recorded in 5 days at Ignition Studios, London. After an initial self-release, the album was later released on the Los Angeles based label Poison Tree Records.

A few months after the recording, Matt Collinge was replaced by one of the former members Chris Hodgson aka Amadeus De La Fontaine, who later left to join Dear Superstar.

During the period Hodgson was still with the band, Medusa hit the national headlines, appearing in The Sun (newspaper) for apparently stealing television star Russell Brand's garden gnome.[3] The story was also mentioned on BBC Radio 1 and 2 and gossip website Hecklerspray [4] whom had previously championed the band. [5]

On April 20, 2007 The Sun reported that Russell Brand had invited the band onto his new TV talk show to make amends where the band had smuggled a goat into his dressing room where it ate his clothes and deficated in his shoes.[6][7]

Several months of gigging around the UK followed, including packed shows at Manchester Academy and London's Underworld and the band were also asked to support UK Subs and Glen Matlock's acoustic Sex Pistols set. In late summer 2007, this line up too dissolved and Julian set about writing and recording the second album to be titled "Can't Fucking Win", intended to be an emotionally deeper and more melodic album.[8] The CD was sequenced by highly regarded metal producer Romesh Dodangoda who also mixed two tracks.[8] It was finally completed in December 2010 and released in March 2011.

In February 2011 the band relocated from the north of England to Camden Town, London and settled on a stable new line up including Jan-Vincent Velazco on drums and Ixxi Cowen on bass guitar.

On April 13, 2012 Medusa appeared in the Daily Star newspaper in the UK [9] in an article featuring several stills from their second music video to the track Tinkerbell, which was directed by Julian Molinero. The video features intoxicated dwarf Josh Bennett a reality TV star from the Channel 4 show 'Seven Dwarves' dressed as an Oompa Loompa on a drunken limousine ride with the band [10] and a cartoon of the band created by Molinero.

In late April 2012 the band announced online that they would soon commence making their third album with a "darker, raw, more artistic and totally unique" sound.

References

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