Dramatic Lovers take their name from the Italian Anarchists that, once upon time, held weekly meetings at The Cactus Club in Bay View. Like those political crusaders of yesteryear, Dramatic Lovers, the band, have spent the past 20 years or so in various musical incarnations drinking, dreaming and playing shows together at The Cactus Club.
Friends for eternity, bandmates in cycles, Dramatic Lovers began less than a year ago after single show reunion as Decibully. Inspired, once again, the group began to write new material and rounded out the line-up with the rhythm section from Maritime taking on more melodic roles.
The new material holds roots in the time-tested shadows of Decibully and The Promise Ring/Maritime, but also looks backwards to the sounds of their youth. 80s & 90s Shoegaze, Emo & Brit-pop influence a maturing songwriting style that comes from decades of playing music together.
The Dramatic Lovers played their first show together on Saturday, December 17 in support of Whips.
The stopped by 414Music Live to give us a preview before their first official show.
Stream the session and interview with Dramatic Lovers below: