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  •  BAND: THE TENDER IDOLS

      The Tender Idols
    True Brit

    The Tender Idols from Atlanta derives its modern sound from the annals of British rock, and it doesn't hurt that lead singer Ian Webber comes from the land of Bowie and Bolan.

    By ROBIN EISGRAU
    Offoffoff.com


    The Tender Idols from Atlanta derives its modern sound from the annals of British rock, and it doesn't hurt that lead singer Ian Webber comes from the land of Bowie and Bolan.

    They've finessed a grasp on rock that sounds timeless and undeniably modern at the

    same time. Their songs intermingle wistfulness and fortitude with flurries

    of emotion that make for a heady blend, tinged with romantic fervor and

    sprinkled with backward glances and heartfelt promise. They've harnessed a

    vastness and wound structural grandeur around their collective little

    THE TENDER IDOLS
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    fingers.

    Lead singer/guitarist Ian Webber's a transplanted Englishman and

    he wields the kind of flair guys from his homeland (e.g. Bowie, Marc Bolan,

    Thom Yorke) have come to be known for. It'll be quite a treat to see a group

    with such an arena-ready sound play a venue like this (some may refer to the

    Continental as intimate, others may just call it dumpy).

    The Tender Idols'

    third CD, "Distressor" will be released April 10th and it packs a

    velvet -gloved wallop. Produced by Gavin MacKillop (who's worked with

    The Goo Goo Dolls, Toad The Wet Sprocket and The Church), it has a

    far-reaching sonic scope and makes you really want to know what records

    are in the these guys' collections. Maybe if if you go to this show and

    ask nicely they'll clue you in.

    MARCH 29, 2001
    OFFOFFOFF.COM • THE GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE NEW YORK


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