Bringing Rock Back: Dead Sara’s Mix of Sweet Melody and Hard Rock

Have you ever heard something so vastly different from the rest that it instantly stands out? That’s what happened to me when I heard the Los Angela’s quartet, Dead Sara. Dead Sara consists of Singer Emily Armstrong, guitarist Siouxsie Medley, drummer Sean Friday, and bass player Chris Null. Together they create music that is at times melodic and sweet, and the next moment bludgeoning. All this really comes from the duo of Armstrong and Medley, who combine into a potent team and produce music like, “Weatherman” and “Test of My Patience” on the heavy side. On the lighter side you see the amazing versatility of the band in songs like, “Dear Love” and “Face To Face.”

One thing people will instantly realize is the amazing voice of singer, Emily Armstrong. Her voice is sweet, yet when it needs to be it cuts like a knife slicing the thick accompaniment. Her voice can go from melodic like on “Dear Love” to all out screaming on “Lemon Scent”. One will also realize the great music ability of guitarist, Siouxsie Medley whom shows songwriting and riffing prowess throughout the record.  Bassist, Chris Null can’t be left out when talking about the song structure, as his grinding bass is often mixed up almost as prominently as the guitar. Drummer, Sean Friday also shows he can keep a steady beat, but throughout their catalog it feels like he’s holding back. The one exception to this would be the song, “I Said You Were Lucky” in which he pounds heavily on his toms and snare.

I hope to hear more great music from Dead Sara, as I feel they’re one of the bands that is bringing back true Rock and Roll from its anemic state. Definitely give this group a listen. You won’t be sorry.

-B. Harlow

Check Out The Music Video For “Weatherman” Below:

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