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Dears, The

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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 ...

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: 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 ...

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: 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, ...


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