Dreams of Empire

loveable indiepop band from Brighton

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Dreams of Empire formed in summer 2018 near the vibrant seaside city of Brighton, England.

Inspired by a lifelong love of jangly guitar bands and the eternal quest for the most heart-wrenching harmony.

With catchy reverb-drenched female vocals, thoughtful lyrics and bold guitar hooks the band concoct a refreshed take on current indie guitar music with the bliss of early 90s shoegaze.

Debut single “Drive On”, released in December 2018, epitomises the band’s style with layers of driving guitar and a super-catchy chorus.

Second single, “Skinny Dipping“, a dreamy tale of misadventure was released 18 January 2019.

Latest single “Swarm“, released 15 February 2019, is a breathless plea to escape life’s swarm told through harmonious vocals and Dreams of Empire’s euphoric wall of sound.

A two-piece comprised of Andrew Craig (instruments) and Jane Craig (vocals), the couple first collaborated in Luminous, a five-piece that collaborated with maverick US producer Kramer (Bongwater, Galaxie 500) who produced the band’s debut album ‘Concentrate’, released on his Kokopop label in 1994. A clutch of singles followed by an album is planned from Dreams of Empire in 2019 supported by some rare live shows.

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