Dear Seattle vocalist Brae Fisher stopped by the Rolling Stone office recently to play "Afterthought", from the Sydney band's 2017 self-titled EP. Armed only with an acoustic guitar and a loop pedal, Fisher delivers an emotive version of the EP's usually belting closer.
Today the band also announce they've just inked a record deal with new label Domestic La La, co-owned by Violent Soho's James Tidswell. On the signing, Fisher says Domestic La La is "nothing like any other label I have heard of. The numerous and lengthy chats I've had with Tids have got me seriously convinced this is something special."
Fisher also explains that there was an unusual line-item in the contract, with Dear Seattle stipulating "Tids had to smash 750ml of VB through a beer bong, and he did it like a champion. If that's not family, I don't know what is."
For Tidswell, he says his "jaw dropped" when he first heard Dear Seattle's EP. He's made the first order of business since signing the band to re-issue that EP on vinyl, with pre-orders for the release — expecting to ship in January — available now.
Before which, Dear Seattle are set to play a run of summer shows, supporting Kingswood alongside their own headline tour and selection of festival appearances; dates below.
Kingswood w/ Dear Seattle
Friday, November 10th: Whalers, Warrnambool
Saturday, November 11th: Fat Controller, Adelaide
Saturday, November 18th: Forum Melbourne, Melbourne
Dear Seattle 'Cut You Deep' Tour
Tuesday November 21st: Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney
Thursday, November 30th: Transit Bar, Canberra
Friday, December 1st: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Saturday, December 2nd: Crown & Anchor, Adelaide
Thursday, December 7th-10th: Festival Of The Sun, Port Macquarie
Thursday, December 14th: Crowbar, Brisbane
Friday, December 15th: Miami Shark Bar, Gold Coast
Friday, January 12th-14th: UNIFY Gathering, Gippsland