The Dears + Plants & Animals – Brudenell Social Club – 26/2/17

The Quite Interesting Music Society was born at a Dears gig (23rd January 2005) so it was only fitting that the original members conviened again to see them some 12 years later…..

First up was Montreal’s ‘Plants and Animals‘ who are a really tight band, intense with some great rocking tunes. Couldn’t really hear the lyrics except for one song where he was asking someone to sow a button on his shirt…..

The Dears have a great sound and are obviously passionate about their work. I recognised at least one tune from last time before the new stuff. Lots of bands like to pretend that their new album is the best thing they’ve ever done (and it might well be) but Murray took a more realistic view: “This is the Reward and Punishment set – we reward you with one you know, then punish you with a new one…” – I look forward to seeing them in another 12 years!

Thanks to Jez for driving – Pity John couldn’t make it for a full house of original quimmers

Bob the Chiropodist


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