The Lucid Dream 2nd album, ‘The Lucid Dream’, has been released 16th February 2015 (CD/download via Holy Are You Recordings, and coloured vinyl via The Great Pop Supplement).
From a live perspective, The Lucid Dream have completed 4 European tours, including the now legendary Reverb Conspiracy Tour late 2012, and appeared at festivals such as The Big Chill, Kendal Calling, and notably being the only act to be asked to perform at all 3 events held for the Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia. They were also asked to perform at Jodrell Bank Live, to an audience of 5,000.
The debut long player ‘Songs Of Lies and Deceit’ was released in August 2013 to critical acclaim from Uncut, Clash, Q, Rocksound, Classic Rock Magazine, and leading French print mag Les Inrocks. Reviews heaped praise on the bands ability to make a sonically challenging album, whilst maintaining an ear for a tune throughout.
‘The Lucid Dream’ demonstrates the band covering new areas, as always is the ethos of band. ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘Cold Killer’ channel the influence of German geniuses Can and Neu!, through to the free-form jazz/noise freak-out that is ‘Darkest Day’/’Head Musik’. The success of ‘Moonstruck’ and ‘Unchained’ has already shown the ability to have appeal across the board, whilst ‘Unchained Dub’ (already a live favourite) expresses the love of King Tubby/Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, already noted by fans and critics alike that The Lucid Dream are the only band of their ilk touching across so many areas. ‘Morning Breeze’, throughout its 7 minutes displays feedback experiments in the vein of Sonic Youth, through to the spaced-out bliss demonstrated by Verve. The album closes with ‘You + I’, a nod to early 60s pop, meets Mazzy Star, meets Spiritualized circa ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’.
To coincide with the album release The Lucid Dreamì played a full UK headline shows, followed immediately by a European headline tour plus festival in spring / summer.
‘A pleasingly scruffy collection of bubblegum psychedelia” Uncut Magazine
“One beautiful, half-remembered hallucination” Q
“Stirring, epic material designed to expand minds and shatter the consciousness” Clash
“A real trip” Rocksound
“Wall of dirge” Classic Rock Magazine
“Gloriously noisy” Shindig! Magazine
“Beautifully inspiring noise of ambition” Aesthetica Magazine
Jun 06 Eindhoven Psych Lab (NL)