The Strange Blue Dreams

Foxlowe Arts Centre @ October 7th, 2018

The Strange Blue Dreams exist in a parallel world where all music is pop music and therefore everything can be plundered. Their otherwordly pop music runs from the music hall into the jet age and makes “A unique and compelling new sound that re-imagines the roots of rock n’ roll” (Americana UK). The cinematic arrangements of these 5 Scotsmen combine Doo Wop, Bollywood and Spaghetti Western themes with Joe Meek’s reckless invention. Their starting place seems to take Django Reinhardt’s philosophy that a band should be a small orchestra and move it through every decade of the 20th Century. I have no idea what you call it but it sounds like “Menacing surf noir with skiffling eastern rock n’ roll from a parallel universe” (Medicine Music)
Chris Blackmore, Holy Smokes Records