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Last Great Dreamers Brand New Album ‘Transmissions From Oblivion’ Released September 30th

Last Great Dreamers Brand New Album ‘Transmissions From Oblivion’ Released September 30th

Last Great Dreamers
Last Great Dreamers

On September 30th Last Great Dreamers release Transmissions From Oblivion; their first brand new album, since they reformed, through their own independent label Ray Records. They’ve turned up the dials to deliver an album chock-full of trademark hook-laden anthems. Spirited, diverse and occasionally dark, it promises to be one of the most talked about albums of the year.

To celebrate the release of Transmissions From Oblivion the Last Great Dreamers take their rocket fuelled power pop on the road for 12 headline dates, including London’s Nambucca on September 30th.

Transmissions From Oblivion is an energetic yet sensitive album that celebrates music and storytelling with 14 finely crafted songs overflowing with rock’n’roll attitude, emotion and glamour. The recording of the album was an “incredibly organic and yet cathartic process”, working with producer Tony Harris the band have created an aural treat. With no calculated image or reliance on nostalgia Last Great Dreamers instead have honestly created an album that is full of romantic bravado and the perfect manifestation of their immutable wit, sadness, quiet anger and charm.

The opening power pop anthem Oblivion Kids sets the tone as the flamboyant yet urgent album takes the listener through 14 heartfelt songs. Including the singles Glitterball Apocalypse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP6HAFq0qdo,which documents the tragedies of rock n roll and the raucous Dope School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leScEjLWdsQ, plus the best 2 minute pop/punk song the Buzzcocks never wrote The Way We Collide, before this quintessentially English album concludes with the punktastic clarion call Turn It Up.

There’s something indefinable about Transmissions From Oblivion but very special that makes it irresistible & despite being under the radar, Last Great Dreamers are possibly one of the most essential British rock bands of recent times. This stunning new album has the potential to lift the band above cult status to a much wider audience!

Last Great Dreamers with their distinctly British take on power-pop are the antithesis of grunge and the best band you’ve probably never heard. They built a formidable live reputation in the mid 90’s with their shimmering glam style. Their debut album Retrosexual, a love letter to the early ’70s glam scene, caught the attention of Kerrang! magazine, resulting in an awards nomination for ‘best new band’ before tragedy and disillusionment forced the band to call it a day.

In 2014 they staged a fabulous comeback releasing an album of rarities, the critically acclaimed  ‘Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven’ and have since toured with Runaway’s singer Cherie Currie in 2015  &  this year opened for bands such as the Darkness, Terrorvision, Hey Hello & Tigertailz and released 2 brand new singles ‘Dope School’, & ‘Glitterball Apocalypse’ both achieving no.1 status on the TBFM radio network charts.

In Transmissions From Oblivion, Last Great Dreamers have created a truly honest & personal album: their first set of new songs since their resurrection is highly melodic & full of emotion; with power, sensitivity & poetry, its catchy hooks, light & shade & rock n roll attitude ‘kicks like a mule’ –  a rare commodity in today’s world.

To pre order Transmissions From Oblivion  on CD & Vinyl go to:- www.pledgemusic.com/lastgreatdreamers

Transmissions From Oblivion  track listing

Last Great Dreamers - Transmissions From Oblivion

1. Oblivion Kids
2.  Love To Hate Me
3. Glitterball Apocalypse
4.  The Way We Collide
5.  Elegy For Us
6.  Alone
7.  Dope School
8.  White Light (Black Heart)
9.  Tommy’s Tears
10. Werewolves
11 You Don’t Work
12 Chasing Heroes
13 Misunderstood

14 Turn It Up

Catch the Last Great Dreamers on tour as they guarantee Rock’n’Roll mayhem!

Last Great Dreamers UK Tour

September 

29th       Bolton Bar Metro

30th      London Nambucca (Some Weird Sin Club)

October 

1st       Wolverhamton Slade Rooms (with StopStop )
2nd      Norwich B2
6th       Newcastle Trillions
7th       Edinburgh Bannermans
8th       Wakefield Snooty Fox
9th       Sutton In Ashfeld Diamond
12th     Oxford Wheatsheaf
13th     Nottingham Tap N Tumbler
14th     Abertillery Dolls House

15th     Wellington Beambridge

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Last Great Dreamers
Last Great Dreamers is:
Marc Valentine – Vocals, Guitar.
Slyder – Guitar, Vocals.
Steve Fielding – Bass.

Denley Slade – Drums.

“…they sound as great as ever and their trademark harmonies are a key part of their sound. Most importantly, they have some really brilliant songs…” Soul of a Clown

“Full of glam stomp, rock sheen, a chorus to die for and a hook big enough to stick your coat on, …Last Great Dreamers are a very special band, and their forthcoming new album might be one to cherish.” Maximum Volume

“the sound of a band taking their 70s glam influence & putting a good 21st century spin on it to drag it kicking & screaming into the current era” Pure Rawk

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!