When listening to Dear You’s I Can Only Blame Myself, you can’t help but wonder why you haven’t heard their name being branded about as often as The Wonder Years or Four Year Strong as they sound like a band that has been around for a while. However, this is not the case!
Title track I Can Only Blame Myself includes gang vocals and whilst gang vocals can be hit or miss, it most definitely works here – these will be belted out in full voice by many youngsters in shows to come.
Describing themselves as being full of “contagious hooks and heart-felt lyrics” it’s hard to argue against it. One of the best tracks is second, titled Shipwreck and will warm the hearts of every pop-punk lover out there. This is going to propel Dear You onto bigger and better things in the future to come.
One of the most impressive things about this release is that on its first day, it reached the top 75 on the iTunes Alternative charts which shows they are worth your time and are not just like every other pop-punk band out there. The most impressive thing? They recorded it in a bedroom. No, really. Listen to this and try say you can tell because it is THAT impressive.
In my younger years, Good Charlotte and Simple Plan got me though my teenage years. Dear You are now going to fill those shoes and be the youth of today’s escape. As long as they keep producing quality tracks like those on I Can Only Blame Myself then Dear You will be sticking around for many years. This won’t be the last time you’ll hear of this band, and that includes both sides of the Atlantic.