When searching for Dead Sea on the Internet, you will most likely end up on YouTube watching half-naked tourists floating on the super-salty waters of the lowest place on Earth. However, when narrowing down the search a bit further, chances are you will come upon a four-piece French band, crafting dreamy and magnetic post-pop songs. A lot has been said about them being shoegaze successors - a genre that suits them well - but Dead Sea members are not the kind to stand still and gaze at their shoes. Instead, they all look right ahead to the future.
Four lads from Hartlepool, Para Alta released debut single I Get Mine in 2016, an ode to trying to break free from the shackles of your hometown history. Fast forward a few years and the band have three more releases under their belts via Kissability, fans in DIY, The Line Of Best Fit, and Spotify, and they've make the schlep down the A1 to call London their new home. With anthemic indie choruses and lashings of searing guitars, they've already built themselves a banging live show. Move over Mariah, Para Alta are your new favourite heartbreakers.