A band simultaneously capable of breaking your heart and gently picking up the pieces, Sydney’s Dear Seattle return with new single Nothing’s Stopping Me Now, out now via Domestic La La and announce a headline tour in support of the single with tickets on sale now.
Bustling with bright guitar tones, soaring choruses and emphatic delivery, Nothing’s Stopping Me Now was produced by long-time Dear Seattle friend and producer Fletcher Matthews (Trophy Eyes, The Buoys, STUMPS).
An ode to defying the naysayers and thriving against the odds, Nothing’s Stopping Me Now also flexes the Sydney quartet’s unique blend of affable charm, vulnerability and hope with irresistible ease.
Speaking of their latest track, the band shares: “It’s all about that underdog, comeback-of-the-year, Steven Bradbury type energy, where you hit rock bottom so hard it somehow bounces you straight back up and a sudden surge of motivation has you running again. It’s when someone tells you you can’t, and no fibre of your being is willing to let that be true.”
“It’s one of those tracks that kinda just fell out of us. As soon as it felt good we hit the green light. We didn’t overthink it, didn’t labour on it, just went with our gut with conviction.”
“We wanted to bring everything back to its roots and rebuild without second guessing. So we decided to work with one of our closest mates and producer of our self-titled EP, Fletcher Matthews. Back to the good old days.”
With a distinctive Aussie tinge to their emotive and propulsive wares, Dear Seattle first emerged onto the scene back in 2013, releasing their debut EP Words Are Often Useless that same year. Following a second EP release, 2017’s self-titled Dear Seattle, the Northern Beaches-hailing group solidified their presence with their first ever full-length album Don’t Let Go in 2019, also securing the group a #10 spot on the ARIA Australian Album Charts.
Unleashing their powerful sophomore album Someday in 2022, Dear Seattle expanded their legacy to even greater heights, with Someday debuting at #4 on the ARIA Australian Album Charts, a Spotlight Album feature on triple j, and Rolling Stone declaring that “Dear Seattle is born again”.
Continuously honing their modern take on old school pop punk and indie rock over the years, Dear Seattle have previously performed alongside the likes of Hockey Dad, Trophy Eyes and Dune Rats, with multiple headline tours and appearances at Splendour In The Grass, UNIFY Gathering, Party In The Paddock and more in their wake.
Whether charming Missy Higgins herself with their 2019 triple j Like A Version cover of The Special Two, launching their own beer, burning up the charts and airwaves, or penning melodic, heartfelt delights that’ll have you equally singing along and banging your head, Dear Seattle are a band who build unforgettable moments around authenticity and charming execution, and Nothing’s Stopping Me Now is only just the beginning of the band’s brand new chapter.
Dear Seattle are set to hit the road this week joining Hockey Dad and Ruby Fields for the Hockey Fields Tour.
NOTHING’S STOPPING ME NOW – OUT NOW
FRIDAY 11 AUGUST – CURTIN HOTEL, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY 18 AUGUST – BAD LUCK, BRISBANE
FRIDAY 25 AUGUST – CROWN & ANCHOR, ADELAIDE
FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER – LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY
Tickets on sale now from https://tix.to/
SUPPORTING HOCKEY DAD + RUBY FIELDS
HOCKEY FIELDS AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2023
SATURDAY 24 JUNE – THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE SOLD OUT
FRIDAY 30 JUNE – METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE SELLING FAST
FRIDAY 7 JULY – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE SOLD OUT
FRIDAY 14 JULY – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY SELLING FAST
Tickets on sale now www.hockeydadband.com