It was in March last year, with the release of their debut EP Stories, that we were first introduced to the crunching rock sounds of Perth based outfit Dear Soldier. Since the EP’s release, the band have toured extensively throughout Western Australia and quickly established themselves as an emerging band to watch.
Now, with the release of their new single All I Am, there are no doubts about it. If you’re not already listening to this band, it’s definitely time you started.
On their new single All I Am, Perth based three-piece Dear Soldier belt through a searing concoction of hard rock that feels simultaneously confrontational and comforting.
Throughout the new single, Dear Soldier stomp through a hard-hitting concoction of blistering guitars, bone-rattling percussion, and addictive vocal hooks to craft a song that will stick with you for weeks. Simultaneously raw and emotive, All I Am confronts the listener in the best way possible.
“Does confrontation scare you?” Frontman Rohan Martin asks in the track’s slow-burning bridge. With incredibly well-produced instrumentation, Martin’s vocals are lifted into a world of their own – they’ll hit you in the face and comfort you, all at once.
These are still relatively early days for this Perth trio, but judging by what we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality tunes from Dear Soldier.
For now, do yourself a favour and listen to the new track above.