The thing with doo-wah garage rock is that, even if you’re the best in the world at it, the horizons are still so narrow. If you stay true to yourself, making woozy west-coast inspired guitar music, then the lucky ones have a career of playing dirty venues and low-profile support slots ahead of them. Those who try to court the mainstream end up charting in the lower reaches of the hit parade and soundtracking adverts. London three-piece Weird Dreams probably aren’t going to spend the next year being background music in Gossip Girl like The Drums, though their upcoming support slot with Male Bonding perhaps hints at what might be to come for them.
Stripping away the grit and the grim of their contemporaries, Weird Dreams put a a slightly poppier slant upon the genre, mixing up the sunny riffs with the vim and vigour of a band from sixth form college. MySpace shows they’ve only been aroundd for 6 months or so, but they’ve already branched into pretty much every social networking experience available, but there’s little that is ultra-modern about this sound – a classic restyled rather than a new one found. There might be tens of thousands of bands about at the moment doing similar things, but that doesn’t stop them from being great.
weird dreams – where’d i go wrong?