Sydney’s Dear Seattle have been shaking up the live music scene and crowdsurfing their way across Australia all year, and now they are here to serve you a new dose of headbanging, beer-in-the-sky melodic punk rock with the release of their new EP (due July 14) which features new single ‘Afterthought’, as well as break out single ‘The Meadows’.
Frequently compared to the likes of Violent Soho, Silverchair, Tired Lion and Luca Brasi, and after reaching #12 on the AUS Spotify Viral Charts, #21 on the UK Spotify Viral Charts, racking up over 60,000 plays on their debut video, being added to triple j spot rotation, and supporting Columbus on their sold-out tour, Dear Seattle are ready to show you exactly what all the fuss is about.
The 6-track EP is a culmination of a break-up, a few cases of beer, seven days hanging out on a farm, some demo’s, and Beavis and Butthead.
“This new EP is all about reinvention and self-evolution following loss. Centered around the most painful breakup I have ever had to endure, this record illustrates both the agony of my journey, and the internal change I had to conjure to come out the other side with positivity in my stride.
Instead of writing song by song in a bedroom over an extended period of time, we chose to go away for a week to a farm in the middle of nowhere and just churn it out as a group. In my opinion, that’s the reason it is all so connected and whole, because it truly is a snapshot of where we were at in that period of time.” – Brae Fisher (vocals/guitar)
The video for new single ‘Afterthought’ follows on from ‘The Meadows’ video storyline, as the protagonist wakes up from the “tour de fridge” party and has to face the music.
While ‘The Meadows’ chanted “fuck being sad, I’m so over it”, ‘Afterthought’ will have you singing “Hope tells me that I’m getting somewhere soon”.
Dear Seattle are no strangers to the live scene; having spent the past three years building on their dedicated audience up and down Australia’s East Coast, sharing the stage with the likes of Citizen (US), Emarosa (US), Trophy Eyes (AUS), and Balance and Composure (US), as well as recently supporting Columbus on their national tour and Tired Lion and Kingswood regionally, all of which has led to their ability to deliver an impressive and energetic live performance.
HIGHLIGHTS for ‘THE MEADOWS’ and ‘AFTERTHOUGHT’
Airplay on Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, FBi Radio, 4ZZZ, RTRFM, RRR, and SYN FM
Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist
#12 on AUS Viral Spotify Charts
#21 on UK Viral Spotify Charts
22,000+ monthly listens on Spotify
60,000+ Youtube views for “The Meadows”
#1 on Triple J Unearthed overall charts for “The Meadows”
“Afterthought” video premiere on Music Feeds
#2 on Triple J Unearthed overall charts for “Afterthought”
Winner of the NIDA Unearthed video competition
“serving up another belting, honest and melodic indie rock tune” – Music Feeds
“Two for two! Where ‘The Meadows’ showed huge promise, Afterthought seals the deal” – Nick Findlay, Triple J
“The group deliver their gritty indie-rock and heartfelt, raw vocals in ‘Afterthought’”
– The AU Review
“how do you follow up a total belter like The Meadows? This.”
– Max Quinn, Triple J Unearthed
“Their debut EP is sounding like some of the most exciting new indie rock the country has birthed in the past year or two.” – Pilerats