The highly-lauded Weird Dreams bid a Christmas visit to Birmingham this coming week, playing at The Sunflower Lounge on Sunday 11 December. The gig, hosted by Counteract, will see the group perform tracks from their latest EP, Luxury Alone. Tickets are available here.
The project of Doran Edwards, Weird Dreams began as a psych-pop duo before evolving into a meditative synth pop act. Edwards and Craig Bowers formed Weird Dreams in 2010 while they were working at an East London vintage clothes shop and bonded over their mutual love of the Beach Boys, David Lynch, and ’60s girl groups. Channeling those interests that bonded them back on the shop floor, this version of Weird Dreams sounded — you guessed it — dreamy and weird, with reverb-drenched catchy pop hooks laced with dark sentiment bouncing along to clean, California-soaked guitar lines.
Weird Dreams will be in good company, too, with support coming from two of Birmingham’s brightest bands. Handwaxx are regulars on the local circuit, with their propulsive, pyschedelic strains giving them plenty of airplay, while James Brown will also play songs from his intriguing Mutes solo project.