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Dears, The

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Who the hell are The Dears?

Profile by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 27 August 2004

So, who the hell are they? Canadians Murray Lightburn (vocals/guitar), Natalia Yanchak (keyboards/vocals), Valerie Jodoin-Keaton (keyboards/flute), Martin Pelland (bass), George Donoso III (drums) and Patrick ...

The Dears at the ICA, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 12 November 2004

Generally described as "cinematic" — code for "prone to moroseness; just add muted horns" — the Dears are more a horror double-bill tonight. As Montreal's ...

The Dears: Electric Ballroom, London

Live Review by Simon Price, The Independent, 6 February 2005

"WE ARE The Dears, from Montreal, Canada," says Murray Lightburn, by way of coy, unnecessary introduction. "We're a long way from home. We'd like to ...

The Dears: A gloom of their own

Profile and Interview by Tim Cooper, The Independent, 18 August 2006

The leader of the Dears could brood for Canada. Tim Cooper meets a man for whom success has not in itself brought any visible happiness, ...

The Dears: The Cockpit, Leeds

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 27 October 2006

IN THE DAYS WHEN Bryan Adams bestrode the charts, Canadian music was a credibility free zone. So much so that the Dears' frontman Murray Lightburn ...

The Dears: Porchester Hall, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 21 October 2008

A WEST LONDON HALL that advertises itself as the ideal spot for weddings and birthday parties is a perverse place to find the Dears, a ...


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