News: The Lucid Dream Unveil New Single SX1000 & Announce UK Shows

Carlisle psych rock crew issue pulsatant Acid House inspired new cut

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2018 in News, The Lucid Dream, Holy Are You Recordings
News: The Lucid Dream Unveil New Single SX1000 & Announce UK Shows Carlisle psych outfit The Lucid Dream have just unveiled Acid House-steeped new single SX1000, due for release on April 6th. The group’s first material since 2016 LP Compulsion Songs (review) the audacious, guitar-free track continues the band’s fondness for avoiding convention and/or repeating themselves.

Powered by a crowd sourcing campaign that saw fans raising £10,000 to help the band replace equipment after all their gear was stolen following a Paris show in early 2017, a new album became the instant focus for the group last summer.

In keeping with the forthcoming album, SX1000 was written by singer/guitarist Mark Emmerson utilizing only classic Roland 303/808 synths, plus bass guitar and vocals as tools.

Drawing inspiration from continuous listening to Chicago House and UK Acid House cuts from 1986-1992, SX1000 focuses predominantly on the groove. Five months on from the writing sessions, The Lucid Dream competed their fourth album in five years, with SX1000 described the group as ‘A perfect indicator as to what awaits, a record made for the dancefloor’.

Backed with a clip directed by regular collaborator, venerated Liverpool film maker Dan Hewitson of Freakbeat Films the video pulls together footage of late 80s Acid House parties intercut with scenes of the band on the road.

To flag up the new single the band play a pair of shows next month with the Manchester bill including Liverpool space rock doyens Pale Rider, who recently featured in Bearded’s Introducing section.

SX1000 is released on 6th April through Holy Are You Recordings

The Lucid Dream play:
Thursday 5 April – The Victoria, Dalston, London
Friday 6 April – Band on the Wall, Manchester

Tickets are available here

Photo credit: Danny Payne