“Magic from start to finish.” – SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE
We started this band with one rule: to make and play music we love without setting boundaries to our creativity or freedom.
DEAR MOTHER is the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Merel Bechtold and Czech vocalist David Pear. “We both had demons in our individual and musical lives, but we always knew what we wanted to achieve, so when our paths eventually crossed the chemistry completely took over and there was not a grain of doubt that this is a bond of a lifetime”. In 2023 DEAR MOTHER announced to continue as a 5-piece band completing the line up with Ferry Duijsens, Ruben Israel and Desmond Kuijk, after playing their sixth show on the legendary 70.000 Tons of Metal cruise.
Despite the pandemic, in 2021, the first studio album ‘Bulletproof’ was independently released thanks to a successful crowdfunding, backed by a very loyal fanbase called the ‘DEAR MOTHER Family’. The album reached 3 millions streams being featured by editorial Spotify playlists like ‘Kickass Metal’.
This year the DEAR MOTHER Family once again showed their incredible love and support in the crowdfunding for their upcoming EP ‘Necessary Darkness’, which will be released on April 19th. With this EP the band is tapping into the difficult and strange past two years of their lives, which makes this release definitely darker compared to their previous work. “In life, unexpected challenges may arise, requiring us to navigate through dark times in order to address our problems and, in turn, cultivate personal growth.”
In celebration of the EP launch, DEAR MOTHER will be performing a series of EP release shows in the Netherlands, with two shows already sold out.