Exciting newcomers Dear Sunday have today announced their sparkling, psychedelic new single 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 of a single – 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. Teleport is out now.
DRAW 4 WA TOUR
FRI 12 NOV | YMCA HQ, PERTH | ALL AGES
SAT 20 NOV | ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, PERTH | 18+
FRI 26 NOV | SETTLERS TAVERN, MARGARET RIVER | 18+
SAT 4 DEC | 6 DEGREES, ALBANY |18+