The main thing you need to know about Dearly Beloved is that you’ll hear them coming: they generate a furious sonic rumble that resonates from deep inside themselves, shaking the foundations of all you hold dear, and it’s one of the loudest sounds you’ll ever hear.
But for the more curious among you, some facts:
Rob Higgins plays bass. Jagged, roaring, deafening, feel-it-in-your-chest-cavity- bass. He sings and writes songs, too.
Co-vocalist Niva Chow wails, mesmerizes, and hypnotizes like a banshee with her theremin.
Together, they thrash and howl and harmonize and bring equal parts melodiousness and dissonance to spin tales of defiance, humor, and FUN in the face of hard times and modern absurdity. They tour constantly, in their native Canada, in the UK, all over Europe. Fully-fledged keepers of the rock n' roll flame, but with the speed and primal energy of hardcore punks like Fear and Black Flag mixed with the brooding heaviness of Sabbath and the his / her vocal interplay of The Pixies and X. Creators of their own world with each new recording.
Having toured 25 countries to date, The Beloveds are recording album 6 in California, featuring OFF’s Dimitri Coates on guitar.
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