Bassist Hamilton has an accident when looking for branches to decorate the stage with...

British Sea Power’s intrepid approach to live performances landed them in grave peril in HIGH WYCOMBE.

The band were forced to cancel their show at Buckinghamshire Chiltern’s Student Union last night (November 24) after bassist Hamilton fell out of a tree.

It wasn’t until the band’s soundcheck was already underway that it emerged that Hamilton had sprained his wrist and would be unable to play.

A spokesperson for the band said: “The British Sea Power man had skillfully scaled a Copper Beech to selectively prune a few branches for the purposes of stage decoration. The accident occurred when, in Harold Lloyd style, the boss man sawed through the branch he was hanging onto. The fall resulted in a badly-sprained wrist, which made playing impossible.”

Luckily, support band The Killers were on hand to save the day, winning the crowd over with British Sea Power watching from the wings.

Hamilton will have recovered in time to honour the band’s forthcoming dates supporting The Strokes next month. For the remainder of the band’s headline tour, sound engineer Joe Harling will stand in on bass.