Wolverhampton crew, Dearist released second album Sonder on the 27th April via their newly signed deal with U.S label Spartan Records. These cats spent the majority of 2016/17 booking tours across the UK playing shows with the likes of Creeper, WSTR, FANGCLUB, Wallflower, Muskets, Coast to Coast, Eat Me and Pushing Daisies, a little taste of who.
Beginning with Front Matter, it’s an interlude om some sorts, but at the start of the album. Haunting harmony with matching riffs, explode straight into Beaches, a groove laden riff with vocal influences by legendary Alice in Chains’ Layne drawl, gradually cascades into a UK Britpop tempo. Fool’s Heart’s drum beat is a foot tapping stomp with indie vibe vocals becoming a ballad similar to 30 seconds to Mars or My Chemical Romance.
Sonder is full of emotional vulnerability, only to explode with passion on Drowning, and erupts with Essex 1820. These cats from Wolverhampton don’t hold back with portraying those feelings in Part of You and Half Light, the guitar riffs feel more aggressive to previous tunes, and as preceding tracks they cool the vibe down.
Sonder is a clean record with Britpop styles and the tunes Dearist put together in their time means someone like myself looks forward to seeing what they do next n their evolution.