By: Sun Noor
Chicago-based indie rock bands Dehd and Deeper made a stop in Montreal on Monday before culminating their North American tour. The Los-Angeles based noise rock outfit, Media Jewler accompanied them on this short run.
Media Jewler were first to take the stage, immediately shifting the energy of the dimly lit bar with the opening chords of their first track. The people hanging outside of the bar waiting for the gig to star quickly made their way in followed by the usual Monday night crowd who still have not settled into the start of a new week. Their energy lightened up the venue without a doubt, making the gig more enjoyable. Their relatively short set consisted of heavily distorted and guitar driven bangers that left the crowd wanting more after the end of each song. The Chicago-based post punk quartet Deeper then made their way to the stage performing a selected handful of tunes from their self-titled debut as well as a few of their previously released singles. The band also treated the audience to some new tunes, playing their latest single “Run” as well as their punchy and upbeat rendition of John Maus’ “Bennington,” which was a pleasant surprise. Dehd’s set culminated the gig, playing quite a lengthy set in comparison to the trio’s previous gig at Brasserie Beaubien back in May following the release of their latest record, Water. It seems as though the band has managed to really hone their skills as a live band over the years, finding ways to ameliorate their set whether it be through playing certain songs at a faster pace or incorporating smooth transitions in between tracks in a cohesive manner. The band also never fails to entertain a crowd with their frequent interaction with audience members without taking too much from their set. Dehd undoubtedly remain among the few bands that I will be looking forward to seeing every time they make their way back to Montreal.
Here are more photos from the show:
Download/stream Dehd’s Water here
Dehd and Deeper due to embark on European tours next month. Deeper will kick things off in Rotterdam for Left of the Dial festival. Click here to view all tour dates and purchase tickets. Dehd will being their run starting at Nuremberg’s Z Bau festival and will go on to support Twin Peaks for multiple shows. Click here to view the band’s complete list of upcoming shows.
Watch the video of Dehd’s “Happy Again” below: