Transatlantic all female hard-rock outfit Dorja return with their brand new single “Far Gone”.

After the departure of guitarist Holly Henderson in May 2017, Dorja recruited Irish guitarist Sarah Michelle who joined founding members Aiym Almas (vocals), Rosie Botterill (guitar), Becky Baldwin (bass) and Anna Mylee (drums). With a strong lineup once again, these five incredibly in demand musicians got together in July 2017 to record their new single and embark on a 9 date UK tour.

Dorja recorded their new release with Oliver Lee at The Rake Studios, London. The band’s new single follows in succession from Dorja’s debut four track EP Target Practice, which was released on 31st March.

“Far Gone” is also a precursor to Dorja’s first full studio album, which is currently high on the band’s agenda.The accompanying music video for the single was filmed live at PKD Festival during their recent UK tour.

National Rock Review was fortunate enough to get a sneak preview of the band’s new single, and it definitely bowled us over. The track starts off with quite a dark and sinister almost Sabbath-esque opening riff. “Far Gone” features an incredibly infectious chorus which simply sweeps you away. With this track, Aiym Almas really shows off her powerful vocal range. As the song ebbs and flows it really picks up the pace, whilst all of the time sitting on top of a tight rhythm.

As with their debut single “Fire”, Dorja demonstrate a distinctive classic rock sound with a bit of a contemporary twist. However, when you bring these five incredibly talented musicians together, it sounds just like Dorja. With “Far Gone” you can hear the evolution of the band’s sound, they have really started to come into their own.

Digital downloads of “Far Gone” will be available exclusively from Dorja’s website from the 15th. Users of iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, Google Play can access the song from Saturday 17th September.

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