An instant modern-day grunge classic, Sydney indie mavericks Dear Seattle return armed with an anthemic new single idc, out now via Domestic La La.
Packed with fuzzy guitars, nostalgic rock nods and catchy melodics for days, idc follows on from the quartet’s recent upbeat outing Nothing’s Stopping Me Now with lashings of heart and a criminally catchy chorus primed for group singalongs.
Produced by long-time Dear Seattle friend and producer Fletcher Matthews (Trophy Eyes, The Buoys, STUMPS), idc cuts a sharply fun figure, with the latest track ultimately starting life as a joke, springing to life at the end of an extensive writing session.
“idc started out as a joke,” shares guitarist and vocalist Brae Fisher. “Our producer Fletcher and I had spent a whole week writing a new song every day and I think we both went a bit loopy and needed to blow off some steam. I was actively trying to write the worst lyrics I could for the chorus, which is where the line “write a chorus rhyme it with nirvana came from”… and we were just laughing the whole session. Annoyingly the song itself and the melodies turned out to be sick and our whole team loved it, despite me not wanting to release it. The more I listened to it though, the more I realised how much I loved it and it’s message, namely that I need stop taking myself so seriously all the time, sometimes it’s nice to just be a dumb kid again.”