Coming to you from Sydney, Australia, it’s alt-rock bunch Dear Seattle. Frontman Brae Fisher introduces his band.
Hi Brae, how’s it going? Having a good 2018 so far?
Things are going pretty well! 2018 has been an absolute whirlwind so far, I’m just trying to keep up with it without getting too excited, but good things just keep happening! I’m extremely keen on what’s to come throughout the rest of the year.
Tell us about your band – who are you all, and when did you first meet?
Dear Seattle is made up of Lachlan Simpson (guitar), Jeremy Baker (bass), Josh McKay (drums) and myself. We’re an Australian, self-deprecating, alternative-rock band who just wanna write honest music that people can relate with.
We pretty much all met as a result of starting the band! I knew each of them through friends of friends and heard that they played each of their respective instruments. So in starting the band, I basically just hit them up and got them in for a jam. We’d met sparingly before that, but the real friendships began with the band itself.
What was the music scene like in the area you grew up in?
All I can say is that it was a bit odd. We all come from a place called the Northern Beaches, just north of Sydney, and it’s what people like to call the “Insular Peninsula” because basically everyone knows everyone. It’s hard to get to, and there aren’t many people, so the music scene was really just whatever trend was going at the time with the locals, whether it be metalcore (thanks Parkway), hardcore, reggae, Brit-rock, whatever. We grew up playing youth centres and the occasional house-show. A damn good time, but so weird in the same vein.