NME, 27th February 1988

The Go-Betweens have said farewell to bass player Robert Vickers, who has left the group to move to New York.

He has already linked up with other musicians to form a band in the Big Apple, and has stressed that he left The Go-Betweens because of "geographical differences as opposed to the time-honoured 'musical' ones."

The rest of the group, meanwhile, have found themselves a replacement and have returned to their native Australia to work on material for their next album.

They will also be playing some live shows down under in the company of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.