Formed in 2014 and hailing from Belfast, Dream Awake wanted to create a sound that brought together the heavy and technical qualities of their genre, but also offered the listener something fresh that they could more tangibly feel and access. After reshaping their initial set and drafting in additional members, the band have more than fulfilled their early manifesto. Most recently acquiring ex-Follow My Lead drummer William Woods. The melodic metalcorers dropped their debut single, Burdens, at the end of 2014, before going on to release their first EP, Pathfinder. The release helped the band to pick up press recognition, key support slots and prominent festival appearances. To date, Dream Awake have shared stages with Napoleon and Greywind, as well as playing prestigious festivals such as Download and Sunflowerfest. The band’s most recently completed a UK/Ireland tour as main support to Australian metalcore heavyweights Northlane.
For their new EP ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’, Dream Awake went to work with highly regarded producer, Daniel Kerr of Avenue Studios (Our Hollow Our Home, Create To Inspire, Shields). The release, entitled “Don’t Hold Your Breath”, features five engrossing cuts and guest appearances from Wes Thompson (Napoleon) and Christina Rotondo. The record is jam packed with juggernaut guitars, dual-attacking vocals and blast-beat rhythms that will pummel the listener into submission from the get-go. This was followed by a highly acclaimed cover of Clean Bandit’s ‘Symphony’ before unleashing their impressive new single ‘Dispersion’. With a vast amount of touring experience and successful appearances on prestigious stages such as Download Festival, Dream Awake are poised to transcend from the underground.
NEW SINGLE ‘Dispersion’ OUT 11.05.18
Dave Houston – Vocals
Chris Byrne – Lead Guitar
Craig Leetch – Bass
William Woods – Drums