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Carlisle’s psychedelic overlords The Lucid Dream have shared a taster of their fourth album, Actualisation, in the shape of ‘No Sunlight Dub’.

To say that The Lucid Dream have a had a torrid time of it these past few 18 months or so would be something of an understatement. Riding high on the success of their third album, Compulsion Songs, the band was stopped in its tracks after all of its gear was stolen in Paris after the opening gig of their European tour at the beginning of 2017.

Thankfully help was at hand as crowdfunding campaign found The Lucid Dream raising enough money to buy new gear and subsequently return to the studio to a make Actualisation, which sees the light of day on 19th October.

As displayed by recent single, ‘SX1000’, The Lucid Dream isn’t a band that likes to repeat itself. Making the connection between dance music and psychedelia, The Lucid Dream is exploring new territories and ‘No Sunlight Dub’ and carries on their new journey with stunning results.



Kicking off with the kind of bowel-rumbling bass and melodica that’s been always been present in their music, the band ups anchor and sets sail into the waters of full-on drum’n’bass and jungle for a complete and utter total freak out. The result is a breathtaking and welcome pummeling of the mind.

Mark Emmerson says: “’No Sunlight Dub’ was the last track that I wrote for the album, and it all came together very quickly and is inspired equally by The Carpenters as it was by the dub of King Tubby and Lee Perry.”

He continues: “The middle section was inspired by jungle and drum ‘n’ bass, and needless to say when we went in the room to work on it as a band it came together no problem at all.

“I love how there are no ‘guitar guitars’ on there as they simply aren’t needed. There’s a lot of room on this track to let the rhythm section speak, which Luke Anderson (drums) and Mike Denton (bass) have nailed perfectly. Equally, I love how Wayne Jefferson has laid down layers of guitars without playing them like a guitar, it almost sounds orchestral.

Check out the earlier released track

‘Alone In Fear’, the 2nd taster from the album

Taken from the forthcoming album, ‘Actualisation’, to be released 19th October via Holy Are You Recordings

Image of The Lucid Dream - 'Bad Texan' 12" vinyl EP (PRE-ORDER)

Bad Texan is the first song to be revealed from The Lucid Dream’s third album due to be released later this year. It’s coming out as the lead track of an EP of the same name on March 11th backed with two BBC session tracks.

It marks a massive step forward for a band that amazed us with their self-titled second album last year Included in our albums of the year rundown. It’s big and bold, a thundering repetitive attack on the senses but with a huge metallic rhythm and groove for you to lose yourself in. Its sheer scale sets it apart from pretty much everyone else in the loose group of bands labelled as the psyche scene. There’s no words until you get two and a half minutes into its near seven onslaught, but then they’ve never needed words when they have riffs so all-encompassing. Bad Texan is one of a few tracks from the third record that they’d revealed at their live shows at the tail end of last year. If this is the first taster and representative of the album they’re in the process of completing, then we can expect one of the album of the year contenders from the Carlisle-based band.

Members: Mark Emmerson – (vocals/guitar)/Wayne Jefferson – (guitar, keys)/Mike Denton – (bass, backing vocals)/Luke Anderson – (drums, percussion)


Carlisle psych-rockers The Lucid Dream have unleashed ‘Cold Killer’, the first track taken from their forthcoming second album – listen to it exclusively here.

The reverb-laden, krautrock-inspired cut will feature on Mark Emmerson, Wayne Jefferson, Mike Denton and Luke Anderson’s self-titled follow up to 2013’s Songs of Lies and Deceit, due out on 30th February.



Carlilse Psych Rock Band The Lucid Dream, One of the leading lights in the UK scene, listen to the reverb drenched new album “Songs Of lies and Deceit “


and a series of three track from the superb band THE LUCID DREAM from Carlilse, one of the highlights of this years Liverpool Psychedelia Festival


The psychedelic Carlisle band The Lucid Dream have some shows with the legendary Clinic in liverpool and Hebdren Bridge and with a new album due out early next year and a small UK tour in the Planning,




The Lucid Dream from Carlilse absoluetly nailed their set at the Liverpool Psychedelica Festival, holding the Furnace in the palm of their ambitious hands they get tighter and slicker showcasing tracks from their new album which is not out till next year and a small UK tour, if its as good on record as the live set it could be something special

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