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DREAM STATE announce new EP 'Untethered' & release new single 'Comfort In Chaos'


DREAM STATE have today announced their new EP 'Untethered' which is out on the 3rd of February 2023. The EP will be the first since the bands line up change.

Speaking about the line up change founding member guitarist Aled Evans said 'When CJ and Rhys left the band last November, I was left with a very difficult choice - rebuild the band or start something new. Ever since its inception, I’ve been the backbone of Dream State. I was the main songwriter and I had given so much time of my life and sacrificed so much for this band, and I didn’t want all of that to go to waste. Tom (drummer) had actually joined the band before CJ and Rhys left, and was working behind the scenes with us on new music. We were also auditioning Jake to be bassist at the time as well as we were planning on becoming a 5-piece."

"We didn’t announce CJ and Rhys’s departure straight away as we were trying to find a new singer behind the scenes. CJ set the bar very high so it became a mammoth task to find a singer who would fit the band. We then found Jessie who was the perfect fit for the band. We knew that keeping the band going would be met with mixed reactions, but we’re doing this to keep the music alive, for ourselves, and for the fans out there who still want to see the music live and hear new music. We understand that it won’t be for everyone and that’s ok, but at least the choice is still there for the fans."

Speaking about the EP Aled said "The luxury of doing an EP is that it’s a much quicker process to release new music when compared to doing an album. Whilst there inevitably will be an album down the line, for now we just want to get as much new music out there as possible, without fans having to wait for as long as they already have. An EP also gives us a bit more freedom to experiment with new sounds and direction that we haven’t tried before. Whilst we’ve played around with electronic elements on the album Primrose Path, those were subtle whilst on this EP they have become a much more prominent feature and feel like a natural progression and evolution from previous songs."

The band have also released new single 'Comfort In Chaos'. The single is the second song to be taken off the EP, the first being 'Taunt Me', which was released last month. Speaking about 'Comfort In Chaos' new DREAM STATE vocalist Jessie said 'Comfort In Chaos is about feeling the need for constant reassurance from the closest people around you and your loved ones, but by being so needy & insecure it would push those people away. It’s about not knowing how to break the cycle of helplessly looking for issues, triggered by a traumatic response.'

Listen to Comfort In Chaos HERE or below:

DREAM STATE will be playing a special headline show on the 17th of December in Swansea and recently announced a full headline tour starting the 20th February 2023. The summer will also be filled with a string of festivals including 2000trees and Burn It Down Festival. All dates are below.

17th December - The Bunkhouse, Swansea
20th February - The Exchange, Bristol
21st February - The Junction, Plymouth
22nd February - The Anvil, Bournemouth
23rd February - Key Club, Leeds
25th February - The Attic, Glasgow
26th February - Deaf Institute, Manchester
27th February - o2 Academy3, Birmingham
15th April - The Underworld, Headlining Lume Festival, London
26th May - In It Together Festival, Wales.
30th June -1st July - High 5ive Summer Fest, Stockholm Sweden.
8th July - 2000 Trees Festival
9th September - Burn It Down Festival, Torquay

Jessie Powell - Vocals
Aled Evans - Guitar/Backing Vocals
Jake Bowen - Bass/Backing Vocals
Tom Connolly - Drums


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