The D'Urbervilles3
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Music

The best kept secret in music

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If the Constantines’ younger brothers spent more time with the Talking Heads than Fugazi while practicing dance moves to Devo, they would be the D'Urbervilles. These Guelph upstarts made the most out of a last-minute gig, filling in for the suddenly defunct From Fiction, with slippery bass grooves and electrifying lead singer John O'Regan defying you not to believe their opening number: "We're Blowing Up!" - Exclaim!


Discography

"The D'Urbervilles EP": Independently released, April 2006. Tracks have been played on Canadian campus and community radio stations, as well as the CBC Radio 3 podcast.

"Dynamite Dinosaurs EP": Independently released, June 2005, currently out of print

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Bio

We play rock music in dark, windowless rooms on broken strings and borrowed time. Our music drives like an old van running on used cassettes, vegan muffins, and a set of drums that just won't quit. Bass lines slip and slide between two guitars that could cut diamonds in half. Keyboard melodies bear striking resembelence to the themes of both Road Rash II and Beverley Hills Cop. Our words are strung together on scraps of tattered paper. When we sing, our voices echo into the ears of dark alleys, empty streets, and kindred spirits. We are The D'Urbervilles, and we would like to be your friends.

In a little over a year we have gone from a scrappy three piece with no bass player to a shiny four man band. We have opened for Controller.Controller, Cuff the Duke, Immaculate Machine, Magneta Lane, and John Vanderslice, in addition to earning spots at both Pop Montreal in 2005 and NXNE in 2006. Our self-titled EP reached #37 on Exclaim! magazine's charts during the month of May 2006, and has been featured on CBC Radio 3. Critics have likened The D'Urbervilles to Constantines, Talking Heads, Devo (Exclaim!) and Modest Mouse (ECHO) and our live show has won us new fans and friends wherever we have played.

With upcoming dates at Brantford's Murdered City Music festival, and a tour of Eastern Canada in the works, we are more excited than ever for the opportunity to bring our music to new audiences outside of our hometown of Guelph, Ontario.