WL//WH Video Of The Day: DREAMCOASTER “Say Nothing” (Official Video)

Video Of The Day   DREAMCOASTER   

Although started briefly in the mid-90s as part of the 4-piece Luminous (an album in 1994 on renowned Kramer’s Kokopop label), the songwriting career of English guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Andrew Craig has been revitalized through the life and artistic partnership with singer Jane, starting in 2019 as Dreams Of Empire and the last 4-year lifespan as Dreamcoaster. Drawing influence from 1965 West Coast vocals and a truckload of 1991 indie guitar bliss, stained with Shoegaze reverb and Dream-Pop introspection, the Sussex-based duo have nurtured their distinctive homespun upbeat Indie-Pop sound.

Following the 2022 eponymous EP via Spinout Nuggets, Dreamcoaster have just dropped over the weekend the new digital single “Say Nothing”, the title track from their forthcoming 4-track EP scheduled for release September 1, 2023, via their very own Duck Race Recording Co label.

The band have collaborated once more with desk wizard Steve Whitfield (The Cure, Pale Saints) and for the first time have introduced a real drummer in the person of former long-term Popguns, Tony Bryant.

Introspective lyrics manifest the situation when one tries to stay out of the crosshairs of a combative person, to evoke feelings of fear, helplessness, and betrayal by those who only try to save themselves.

A compelling example of the band’s refined retro/modern brand of dreamy and swirling Indie-Pop sound, “Say Nothing” drives dynamic and nostalgic vibes over a high anxiety rush of obsessive pain-fueled sparkling guitar melodies, heart-skipping drum beats, and low swaying bass lines to surround stressed emotional vocal agony, and numb disconnected echoes, with a rich tapestry of overwhelming dread.

The accompanying dreamy, symbolic DIY visuals merge bright colors with comforting home visions and cathartic outpourings to sync with the psychological nuance of the soundtrack. An intimate and adorable stream of candid cat personalities alternates with dramatic performance footage, split-screen mirror overlays and an imaginative arrangement of editing techniques to bring the viewer into a warm, safe, headspace whilst releasing life’s nagging tensions  

The full “Say NothingEP will be released on 1 Sept 2023, on digital and limited edition (100) hand-numbered CD through the band’s Duck Race Recording Co. label. It’s available to pre-order now at Dreamcoaster‘s Bandcamp.

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