Sydney band and indigenous rights activists Dispossessed have had more than $5,000 worth of gear stolen after performing in their home city at the weekend.
Guitarist Serwah Attafuah has taken to Facebook to explain that a long list of the group’s belongings (including drums, guitars and guitar pedals) were stolen after they performed as part of Bad Festival at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville on Saturday night, 15th October.
Attafuah is understandably furious at the situation, and has followed up the post with a direct message to whomever stole the gear, saying, “You didn’t just steal my guitar, you stole my voice cunt.”
Attafuah has put the word out to be on the hunt for “sus cunts” in the area carrying black bags, which the gear was stored in. The band have also launched a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to help them get back to making music sooner rather than later.
Dispossessed are informed by their indigenous heritage and motivated by a desire to create a “world of peace, stability and harmony”, so whoever has silenced them has really f*cked up.
View Attafuah’s Facebook post with the full list of stolen items, below.
Listen: Dispossessed – ‘Light Part II’
Serwah Attafuah Facebook Statement
Hi, DISPOSSESSED just got jacked for all our gear tonight in marrickville out side the factory theatre. About 5000+ worth of stuff , Please keep an eye out for sus cunts around this area with black gear bags
Zildjian Custom Z Ride 20″
Paiste Heavy Full Crash 17″
Paiste Thin Crash 16″
Zildjian Zht hi hats 13″
Pearl Eliminator Pedals
Cymbal bag soft case
Assorted hardware (inside cymbal bag)
Black squier tele thats been fully modded. Has a clear pick guard, pentagram engraving on the body, black painted headstock, covered in stickers, graph tech bridge, Seymour Duncan Invader Pups in the bridge and a black winter in the neck. “Hate” painted on the back
It was in a black flight case with “destroy” painted on it in grey
Mexican Fender Jazzmaster Classicplayer in Sunburst, brown tortshell pickguard
It was in a Fender soft case bag with a rainbow strap and 3 cables in the bag. Only distinguishing features were that the pups were raised with foam
EQD sea machine pedal
EQD white light pedal
EQD Acapulco gold pedal
EHX stereo memory man pedal
Pink BOSS DDS3 delay sample pedal
Tc Electronics Polytune pedal
Purple and white Mooer tuning pedal
Tech 21 Sansamp
Minotaur Fuzz pedal
Reaper Pedals Doomblade
Earthquaker devices Avalance Run
Dan Electro Fab Chorus
+ patch cables and leads