Exciting newcomers Dear Sunday have today shared a sneak peek of their sparkling, psychedelic new track Teleport, a sweet, glistening, confessional track that describes two young lovers in their own personal world. The group, whose 2021 collaboration with Luude, Wanna Stay, is currently enjoying rotation on triple j, have also announced their debut EP, Draw 4, out November 12. Draw 4 is a versatile, thoughtful and hooky collection of alterative rock, pop and psych – a mature and fascinating debut from these sun-soaked WA locals. Dear Sunday will be hitting the road in November and December to celebrate the release, with shows moving through Perth, Margaret River and Albany.
Evocativeof fellow Aussie rockers Ocean Alley and Spacey Jane, Teleport is a stunner – clean, clear guitar dances with washy drums, while the lead vocal floats assuredly above it all. It’s the perfect kind of track to soundtrack an Australian summer – days that go on forever, spending hours at the beach, or at a festival. Speaking on the creation of the track, lead vocalist Ben Swanson says, “Teleport is a funny one. I remember slaving away at work, probably digging holes, and humming the vocal hook: “I wanna teleport with you”. I quickly chucked it into my voice memos on my phone. Pretty much that day, we all caught up and wrote the song! The song is about wanting to run away. Just leave behind all the bs that’s going on and go somewhere far far away.”
Draw 4 is an intriguing debut from a band that’s impossible to pin down; psychedelic influences mix happily with rock, pop, even folk – and let’s not forget this band was added to rotation on the j’s with a feature on an electronic dance track. It’s the kind of music an artist makes when they are writing simply for the love of it – unrestrained by genres and open to anything. Draw 4 has it all – the mysterious, alluring guitar licks of Love Eyes, and the vulnerable, acoustic heartbreaker She Spoke, and everything in between. Thrilled about the long-awated release of the EP, Ben says, “The boys and I are all super excited but also super nervous about the release of Draw 4..it’s been a long time coming, that’s for sure. But really happy to be sending these songs into the world as a little package deal. Can’t wipe the smile off our faces now.”
Western Australia is a hotbed for incredible Australian music, so it makes sense for Dear Sunday to do a tour/victory lap of their home state in celebration of the EP. Speaking on their local scene, Ben reflects, “We honestly pinch ourselves every day with how good the music is coming out of Perth, and the best part is how supportive everyone in the music scene is…Our shows, everyone’s shows are always filled with other local bands who come down to support each other. Like one big happy and talented family.”
Dear Sunday is Ben Swanson (vocals/rhythm guitar), Eligh L’Ecluse (drums), Mason Nguyen (lead guitar), Calvin Fennell (bass).
Draw 4 is out November 12.
TOP 5 PLACES TO GO OUT IN PERTH >>>>
1. INDIAN OCEAN HOTEL
We can’t get enough of this place. Home to many of our shows we have played, and the place we go to see a lot of other bands. Also, a great place for some pool with our mates, and a cheeky arvo beer. What’s more, we played our first headline show here, and we packed it out! So far, that’s one of our favourite shows, so it will always hold a special place in our hearts!
2. JACK RABBITS
Looking for somewhere to keep your night kicking on? This is the place we find we end up every time we are looking to party a bit longer. A lot of memorable times and memories at this joint, as it’s always a bit of a go to for some our favourite artists.
3. Modus Coffee
This is a little hole in the wall coffee shop located just off Beaufort Street. It started to become a tradition on our way to the studio, when we recorded the EP. The toasties are incredible, the coffee is awesome, and it’s a pretty nostalgic spot for us.
4. KWINANA MOTORPLEX
For people that aren’t familiar with Dear Sunday, they should know that we are a pretty bogan at heart. We have more motorbikes that you could throw a stick at. Fast things? Skids? And a heap of noise? This is the place to be.
5. El Grotto
Another one of the local venues that has been a big part in the birth and creation of Dear Sunday. It’s a place on the waterfront in Scarborough, and is pretty much packed 7 days a week. It weirdly has no reception inside the venue which definitely adds to the charm. They do one of the best burgers in the city, and the burritos & nachos are pretty banging too.