Sunday, April 01, 2012


Weird Dreams are an East London's psych-pop band. Comprising Doran, Craig Bowers, Jon Rexter Crawford and William Riley, Weird Dreams formed when Doran and Craig met working in a vintage clothes shop, where talk frequently turned to '50s pop, '60s girl groups and – naturally – David Lynch movies.

The band's name is taken from Doran's propensity for real-life weird dreams. "Since I can remember I've always had incredibly vivid dreams, both good and bad," says the frontman. "They've always felt like an important part of my life."

Following feverish response for their two EPs and recent single 'Holding Nails', Weird Dreams are set to release their brilliant debut album Choreography, on Tough Love.

Influenced by both the Beach Boys and the films of David Lynch, Weird Dreams draw equally on the intricate harmonies of the former and the latter’s penchant for twisted suburban ennui. "The way David Lynch pushes reality to a point where it feels uncomfortable, his obsession with 1950s culture, his stream of consciousness approach to working", says frontman Doran Edwards. "Weird Dreams is a bittersweet pop band with twists."

"I love how idealistic and overly gushy '50s doo wop and '60s girl groups were, but I wanted to produce an even more dreamy-sounding version with lyrics that could be quite dark and resentful", says Doran. True to that vision, tracks such as 'Little Girl' and 'Hurt So Bad' speak of unusual relationships, while album centerpiece "Suburban Coated Creatures" is a personal unraveling of difficult teenage years dealing with small town life.

**Weird Dreams reached the TOP 20 on Kool Rock Radio's Best New Bands of 2011 list. Their single 'Faceless' peaked at #19 on our Best Tracks 2011 chart, and 'Holding Nails' peaked at #110.