Guitars, drums, fuzz, beauty, love and the death of love... four undiscovered champion rock n’ rollers straight outta’ the UK of A with California on their minds... an assault on the senses to carry with you whenever you need it...'In an emergency...kickass!'
Noted for their sweat-inducing live shows, this intriguing band is hotly tipped for big things! Described by critics as ‘hypnotic’, ‘relentless’, and ‘exhilarating’, Earth the Californian Love Dream are impressively different. They sound like no-one and have songs that instantly stick, songs that take you places you never knew existed. The live shows are incredibly intense and are nothing short of ‘breathtaking’. Gritty crunching chunks of guitar fury alongside pulsating dirty bass lines and hypnotic melodies leave the audience gasping for air.
Earth The Californian Love Dream came to life in the summer of 2002 when the wreckage of Manatee began jamming with the renowned Sam Hempton of Six by Seven fame... things moved fast. A nice chap called John Peel was sent some of their material, and ‘bigged’ them up on national radio during ‘One Live in Nottingham’. This lead to a celebrated performance at the Queens of the Stoneage/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club aftershow party at The Social...where their incendiary and quite frankly scarily loud live performance was honed and set for the future, pounding the audience with a relentless lust for squeezing the last bit of life out of rock n roll!
The latter end of 2003 witnessed giant steps forward for this Nottingham foursome. After an unconventional, but incredible performance at a secret gig at September’s ‘In The City’, Earth The Californian Love Dream were one of the most talked about bands to emerge from the Manchester convention....whipping up a storm of excitement within the music industry.
Two limited edition singles (‘In The Garden’ & ‘Porn Star’) and more radio support followed from the legendary John Peel (Radio 1), amongst others. With playlists at XFM, BBC 6 Music, Kerrang! and SBN. To top it all off, the band were asked to represent the UK during the British Phonographic Industry Showcase at South by Southwest in Texas in March 2004 – the only unsigned band on the bill! The band release their third single ‘Girls Fighting’ in November 2004, and are currently auditioning for a new drummer – but if you’ve seen them play live recently, you might have noticed Mark Richardson (Feeder!!) helping them out…he’s also laid down the drums for the forthcoming single.
A heady mix of musical contradictions, Earth The Californian Love Dream like to love you then fuck you then love you then fuck you then love you then fuck you then love you then fuck you. Like Motorhead meets Pink Floyd...like Motorhead meets the Beach Boys...like Motorhead meets the Carpenters...it’s all about sweetness and noise. They confuse, but they please.
“...We make music to affect you. Songs for you to sing that sound as gorgeous as terrifying. We like love and hate wrapped up in a neat little chorus. Our music is the most important thing in the world and we recognise the tragedy and sing about it...” (Huw Costin)
Between them they love Black Sabbath, Pitman, Captain Beefheart, Primal Scream, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Burt Bacharach, Julian Cope, AC/DC, My Bloody Valentine, Pink Floyd, The Who, The Police, Saxon, Joy Division, Motorhead, Hawkwind, The Doors, Loop, ZZ top, Free, Frank Zappa, Bob Marley, Stereolab, Ken Dodd and the Diddymen, The Animals, All Saints, Stone Roses, and Napalm Death.
Expect big, loud, loved up rock n’ roll type things from Earth The Californian Love Dream throughout 2004 and beyond...
Earth the Californian Love Dream are - Huw Costin (vocals and bass guitar), Chris Middleton (guitar), and Sam Hempton (guitar). Drummer to be announced!!
Source: ETCLD Press Office (December 2004)
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