Little Red loses another member: “The power has been cut, the milk is sour, the toast is burnt”

Three months after Little Red singer Tom Hartney quit the band to “focus exclusively on his new band Major Tom and The Atoms,” bass player Quang Dinh has also announced his departure.

In a somewhat emotional letter posted on the Little Red Facebook page Quang has stepped away from the band after six years, saying: “The dog is dead, the body hungry, the mind alone and the spirit tired.”

Taking the opportunity to introduce his new musical project Naked Bodies, the full statement reads: “To all friends of Little Red, The fuel tank is empty, the dinosaurs are extinct, the power has been cut, the milk is sour, the toast is burnt, the fire extinguished, the back is broken, the needle worn, the train delayed till the end of time. Now, the dog is dead, the body hungry, the mind alone and the spirit tired. Thank you for the past 6 years. I have been blessed and privileged to have experienced as much as I have with this band and I hope some joy or good came out of it for you and everybody else involved. But as you make a contract with life, you make a contract with death. And without sadness, there will be no more footsteps here. Tonight, it is time to leave the safety of the second womb.Re-entering the world naked, hungry and free.

The announcement comes after months of speculation that both Quang and drummer Taka Honda had parted ways with the band. In an interview with Mess+Noise last month Tom Hartney offered few hints about the future of the band: “I’m still friends with all the guys but I haven’t been in contact with them to let them know about the announcement. I couldn’t really speculate about what they’re feeling. Last I knew we were having a break, and then I got back from Korea. Since I’ve been back I haven’t heard any announcements from the Little Red camp… I know they’re still continuing.”

While there has been no official word from Takka, a recent update on the Facebook Page of his sideproject The Hondas stated: “I survived another deportation. Back in studio and working on the new record.”

You can catch Quang’s new musical project Naked Bodies at The Espy in Melbourne this Saturday 21st July at 11pm.