Thursday, May 04, 2006


Coming back very soon, very, very soon: The Dears. If you have ears, then it's likely you'll have been waiting for the follow-up to the 2004 No Cities Left, and now they've finally finished coming round here to play music for us and gone back to work in a studio. The result, Gang of Losers, is going to be stripped down. So they reckon, anyway:

We are really proud and are very much looking forward to everyone playing the crap out of it. As clichéd as this may sound, it's by far the 'best work we've ever done.'

"But seriously, it doesn't sound like anything else and it's pretty relentless. As (I think) we've mentioned before, it is somewhat of a stripped down, raw affair. There is French horn in 2 songs and saxophone in another. Though there is some mellotron-ny stuff, there are no real violins, violas or cellos. I guess that means that we're no longer 'orchestral'."

We have a lot of time for the Dears, but we're not prepared to tolerate anybody trying to create an adjective from mellotron.