Sydney locals Dear Seattle took Sydney on a wild ride last night at their second show, smashing out rock bangers one after another at the well-loved Oxford Art Factory. After selling out their first Sydney show last Saturday, the trio was welcomed back with open arms to light up the stage on a humble Wednesday night.
Dear Seattle is currently touring around Australia celebrating the release of their highly anticipated album Don’t Let Go. Recorded in only a month in Homesurgery Studios in Melbourne, the band has developed a truly unique style of songwriting that is the perfect blend between ‘edgy’ and ‘angsty’. Your inner Blink-182 fan girl will love them.
Going to one of their gigs will guarantee you beer stained clothes, hazy memories and a head-banging good time. Dear Seattle’s boozy Aussie larrikin image comes out in full force and you’ll find yourself laughing along with the crowd watching them skull beers and endure technical issues.
However, there is a depth and dimension to their set. When lead singer Sam Bauermeister croons, “Cause anything I’ve ever known could be better than sitting on this flight alone”, exploring his battle with anxiety in ‘Bigger than my Brain’, you can sense that there is more to this band than just excellent guitar solos. Songs that are more light-hearted like ‘Homegrown’ also explores these themes of mental health, “I need chemicals to wake me up, cause in my head I’m not good enough.”
If emotional lyrics aren’t really for you, Dear Seattle will still deliver an excellent live music experience. Crowd surfing, dancing, a mosh pit are all guaranteed. We reckon within 12 months they will be hitting all the major festivals, but just in case you don’t buy it, we’ve included a few sneak peek videos of what it’s like listening to these rockstars.
You can still catch Dear Seattle in Hobart, Perth and Melbourne. Why not make a trip of it? Check out the details below, as well as some wallet-friendly accommodation options.
Dear Seattle ‘Don’t Let Go’
On sale now from Moshtix
Melbourne, The Espy
Saturday, 5th October
Accommodation: ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, ibis Melbourne Hotel & Apartments, ibis Melbourne Central