I managed to catch Cultdreams at a very rainy Arctangent last year after being a fan of their music for ages and let me tell you, dear readers… I was not disappointed. Two-piece, Lucinda and Connor make an almighty racket indeed! Their lyrics are haunting and intense, often referencing injustice in the music industry, sexual harassment, mental health, and gender stereotypes. All of this is set to a backdrop of luscious yet weighted instrumentation. Not the most up beat of listens but sometimes you just wanna put a record on that really captures how you’re feeling and helps you feel like you’re not alone in those thoughts. This record is pure class.
Stand out lyric: “I’m getting help and I don’t want you.” What a line to sum up leaving toxic people behind!
FFO: Sonic Youth, Petrol Girls, Manchester Orchestra.
If you’re ever feeling alone here’s a blog post we wrote that hopefully offers you some comforting words. Don’t give up. You are important and valued, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now.