The Lucid Dream
share new single “No Sunlight Dub”
Album, Actualisation out 19th October
New shows announced for next year!
“A thrilling step forward, ‘Actualisation’ is essential listening.” Shindig!
“The Lucid Dream are rapidly becoming major players in an ever-increasingly crowded psych scene..utterly seductive.” The Quietus
“When they go pedal-to-metal it rarely fails.” Mojo Magazine
“A cut above.“ Uncut Magazine
“They’ve quietly found themselves elevated into the psych scenes premier league.” Drowned In Sound
After a busy month supporting Wooden Shjips on their UK tour, Carlisle’s The Lucid Dream have announced more headline shows for early next year and today, they premiere their new single, album closer, “No Sunlight Dub” from their forthcoming album, Actualisation, out 19th October.
The track premiered today on Gigwise who wrote, “kicking off with the kind of bowel-rumbling bass and melodica that’s 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.”
Frontman, Mark Emmerson explains “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.”
The Lucid Dream on tour:
21st November – London, Sebright Arms
22nd November – Brighton, Green Door Store
23rd November – Todmorden, The Golden Lion
24th November – Carlisle, The Brickyard
2nd February – Glasgow, Broadcast
8th February – Liverpool, District
9th February – Manchester, YES
10th February – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2
16th February – Newcastle, Cobalt Studios
Actualisation was penned over the summer of 2017 by Emmerson using only the classic Roland 303/808 synths, bass and vocals as tools for writing. Inspiration for the writing was formed via continuous listening to the Chicago to UK acid house works of 1986-1992, the focus predominantly on the groove.
Released through the band’s own label Holy Are You Recordings, Actualisation is the follow up to the quartet’s highly acclaimed 2016 album Compulsion Songs, becoming their fourth album in five years. A record made for the dancefloor. Recorded at Whitewood Studios, Liverpool, with Rob Whiteley, the album is produced alongside long-time collaborator Ross Halden (Ghost Town Studios, Leeds), with mastering via Dean Honer (All Seeing I/I Monster/The Moonlandingz).
Actualisation album artwork
The Lucid Dream are:
Mark Emmerson (vocals/guitars/programming), Wayne Jefferson (guitars/synths), Mike Denton (bass) and Luke Anderson (drums).
Actualisation is released on 19th October (CD/download/ltd red vinyl/standard black vinyl), via Holy Are You Recordings.