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Cumbria‘s The Lucid Dream finally unleash their debut full length this June, following 3 sold out 45s, steady press coverage and widespread acclaim for live shows which have seen them support everyone from Beefheart’s “Magic Band”, Death In Vegas, A Place to Bury Strangers and Spectrum.

Previous descriptions of the bands’ sound has honed in on fuzz and drone heavy nods to Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized, BJM and The Heads, yet that somehow overlooks the pure pop savvy and stripped down acid drenched hooks of the US West Coast and prime era Mary Chain and Beach Boys feel to tunes like “Heartbreak Girl” and “Love In My Veins”. To these ears, tips of the hat also include a favourable one towards Motown in places even, so to dig a wee bit here is no bad thing…

A great album and a real grower and sure to build upon the great reviews the 45s attained with accompanying radio play and press attention from the likes of Gideon Coe, Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne and Tom Robinson. The band tour in support of the album including slots supporting label favourites Sic Alps. Vinyl pressing of 500 is sure to sell out quickly .
Taken from the forthcoming 5th album, ‘The Deep End’, to be released 2nd April 2021 (vinyl/CD/download), via Holy Are You Recordings. Here’s ‘CHI-03’, the first taster from our upcoming album, ‘The Deep End’!

On Tour: 15th October: Hebden Bridge Trades Club 16th October: Carlisle The Brickyard 29th October: Glasgow Stereo 30th October: Manchester YES

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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

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We are excited to bring you the video for the third single to be taken from The Lucid Dream’s brilliant new album Actualisationout 19th October, and is soaked in the influence of acid house, amalgamated with dub and kosmische.

Mark Emmerson from the band says “The video was filmed by our friend, Dan Hewitson (Freakbeat Films) in Liverpool. He suggested we wear boiler suits, which to us made perfect sense given the progression in our direction towards more dance-related sounds. The track was the first one written and recorded for the new album, and was hugely influenced by acid house, alongside the early Heavenly Recordings works. It’s an amalgamation of the influences of house, dub, hip-hop (certainly in the drums and 808), and is the second instalment of a two-part opus. Somehow, we’ve managed to streamline it into a 2.5 minute pop song (in the right manner).”

Taken from the forthcoming 4th album, ‘Actualisation’, to be released 19th October 2018 via Holy Are You Recordings