Communique Sept 24th Last Great Dreamers - Oblivion Kids video
Last Great Dreamers
unveil brand new video
Transmissions From Oblivion
Last Great Dreamers unveil the brand new video for Oblivion Kids, three minutes of sonic power-pop mayhem. The anthemic Oblivion Kids opens their new album Transmissions From Oblivion released on September 30th through the bands independent label Ray Records.
Dive head first now into the fabulous Oblivion Kids video, which perfectly encapsulates the essence of youth -
Last Great Dreamers wrote Oblivion Kids from the “perspective of a loner - someone who wants to be part of something, someone with the need to belong. Their imagination is free but they’re restricted by social or emotional boundaries. The desire for that buzz that is just out of reach.” with
“We had no budget, no real storyboard and a fast approaching deadline - yet we still needed to portray the excitement and expanse of the song.
On the day of the location filming, we were let down last minute by a couple of local aspiring actors, who’d decided to audition for a local theatre production of the musical ‘Oliver’… they didn’t get the part!
We only had a 3 hour window to film, as we needed to travel to a gig in Nottingham. It looked like it would be a complete disaster, but after a few desperate last ditch phone calls, we persuaded some friend’s kids to get involved. We just kind of let them loose with some guitars and various outfits & wigs and left the camera rolling. We actually met a real life wrestler who we spotted on location, training in the woods climbing trees & jumping out of them onto piles of leaves, we knew if we could persuade he would be perfect for the job. They were all brilliant and the end result I think we captured the essence of youth - something that was vital as the song comes from that angle.”
Transmissions From Oblivion is the Last Great Dreamers first brand new album since they reformed and 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 ,where they “will be playing quite a few tracks from the new album as well as old favourites & trying to pick a few songs from the last two albums that we haven’t played live that much over the last few tours”.
Transmissions From Oblivion is an energetic yet sensitive album that celebrates music and storytelling with14 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 and new single Oblivion Kids sets the tone as the flamboyant yet urgent album takes the listener through 14 heartfelt songs. Including the previous singles Glitterball Apocalypse, which documents the tragedies of rock n roll and the raucous Dope School, 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:-
Transmissions From Oblivion track listing
1. Oblivion Kids
2. Love To Hate Me
3. Glitterball Apocalypse
4. The Way We Collide
5. Elegy For Us
7. Dope School
8. White Light (Black Heart)
9. Tommy’s Tears
11 You Don’t Work
12 Chasing Heroes
14 Turn It Up
Catch the Last Great Dreamers on tour as they guarantee Rock’n’Roll mayhem!
Last Great Dreamers UK Tour
29th Bolton Bar Metro
30th London Nambucca (Some Weird Sin Club)
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
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.”
"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”