The Lucid Dream were formed in Carlisle, Cumbria, in 2008.
On the back of 2 sold out EP’s in 2010 (‘Erbistock Mill’ ‘In Your Eyes’), and 2 7″ single releases in 2011 (‘Love In My Veins’ ‘Heartbreak Girl’), the band have gained acclaim from the likes of NME, Q, Frank Skinner (Absolute Radio), Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 2 ‘Listeners Tip of the Week’), and major support from BBC 6 Music (Nemone ‘Record of the Weekend’, Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe, Tom Robinson). Most recently, ‘Heartbreak Girl’ was featured on Sky One’s ‘Soccer AM’.
The releases coincided with appearances at The Big Chill Festival, Liverpool Sound City, and several appearances at Kendal Calling, including a main stage slot in 2011. The band have supported the likes of The Magic Band (of Captain Beefheart fame), Spectrum (featuring Sonic Boom, founder member of Spacemen 3), Crocodiles, and The Aliens.
The band toured throughout the UK in May 2012 with A Place To Bury Strangers, and will also be appearing alongside Death In Vegas in June, and will be part of the Liverpool Psych Fest late September, featuring The Time and Space Machine and Dead Skeletons.
The Lucid Dream’s next single ‘Hits Me Like I’m Stoned’ will be released on June 11th on Fruits De Mer Records
‘Jangly psychedelia, listeners tip of the week’ Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 2
‘Beautiful traditional psychedelia’ Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
‘A heady and glorious psychedelic nugget’ Rough Trade Stores
‘Reverb-drenched majesty’ The Fly
‘The Lucid Dream stand out as bright as a lighthouse beam. All that pass their way must shimmer in the neon sunshine that they create’ Shindig! Magazine
‘Utterly enlightening’ Artrocker
‘Absolutely immense music in size, stature and brilliance’ Subba Cultcha