Dead Sara: The Newest Rising Female-Fronted Band [FEATURE] [VIDEO]
We have In This Moment, Halestorm, Evanescence, Straight Line Stitch, Lacuna Coil and many more awesome bands fronted by females these days, and now we have another: Dead Sara.
I was introduced to this inspiring band when I saw The Used earlier in the year, and during their set The Used vocalist Bert McCracken stood against a pole with his hands in his pockets and hood covering most of his beautiful face. Despite that I could read the awe and pleasure on his face that was Dead Sara. He was enthralled and stood by for support. I, of course stared at him the entire time, however I couldn’t help but be enveloped in the band that was on stage.
Dead Sara is a four-piece co-ed band hailing from Los Angeles. Made up of Emily Armstrong, Siouxsie Medley, Sean Friday and Chris Null, the group, formerly known as Epiphany, was conceived back in 2002 when front women Armstrong and Medley joined forces after being introduced via a mutual friend. After performing together for awhile and trying out a few drummers and bassists, the current Dead Sara was born and performed for the first time as a new whole in 2009.
The band’s name refers to Fleetwood Mac song “Sara.” So far, they have released an EP (The Airport Sessions) and most recently their first full-length, self-titled album. Their single “Weatherman” has gained a lot of attention and helped them rise to stardom.
Armstrong can be compared to the late Janis Joplin. Her vocals are diverse and unique and pair well with her plain, grungy look and natural hair. She and musical partner Medley compliment each other perfectly and are supported by the harmonics of Friday and Null.
Watch the video for “Weatherman” below:
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