Sydney’s much loved Dear Seattle have today unveiled their highly anticipated debut album DON’T LET GO , via Domestic La La. To celebrate the release, the band have also announced a run of Australian tour dates kicking off at Brisbane’s Woolly Mammoth on May 17th.
Recorded during a month in Homesurgery Studios in Melbourne, the band have created a truly unique and powerful style of songwriting that’s connecting with fans across Australia and the rest of the world. Looking behind their booze-soaked, larrikin image and self-effacing humour, you’ll discover a depth and dimension to DON’T LET GO that you may not have expected.
“This album is a reminder that we should never leave our past behind, and instead, understand it, accept it and shape it into something that will help us grow and find greater happiness. You should never forget how you came to be. ” – Brae Fisher, lead singer. You’ll find songs that explore anxiety (“Bigger Than My Brain”), self-doubt (“Daytime TV”), reckless living (“Homegrown”), the fake nature of the music industry (“Try”), the shame of not being able to provide for a loved one due to financial constraints of being a full-time musician (“Broke and Hungry”) and one of the album’s most touching songs “I Keep Dreaming”, which was written about Fisher’s father, who passed away when the singer was seven.
Dear Seattle’s path to this point gained momentum with the release of their self-titled EP in 2017, with the band embracing a grunge-tinged brand of rock’n’roll that saw singles such as “The Meadows” and “Afterthought” receive handsome triple j airplay.
That same year they signed with Domestic La La, a new record label spearheaded by Violent Soho guitarist James Tidswell. This success saw the band tour with the likes of Tired Lion, Balance And Composure, Kingswood, Hockey Dad and Trophy Eyes, not to mention festival slots on Groovin The Moo, Unify, Festival Of The Sun, Party In The Paddock and Brisbane’s annual music industry showcase, Bigsound.
DON’T LET GO is available now on all platforms, and will be kicking off their national tour Friday, 17th May at The Woolly Mammoth in Brisbane. See below for full dates and ticket info!