Limelight: Broken DC
Dense and atmospheric dream pop from London's Broken DC
Dream pop may not be a genre that many prog fans are particularly familiar with, but it’s certainly worth examining. A descendant of the psychedelic scene, it was the forerunner to much of what would follow in the shoegaze and post-rock movements, and its atmospheric obsessions would eventually re-emerge in the influences of bands like Porcupine Tree. Why is this relevant, you may ask? Well, for psychedelic bands such as London’s Broken DC, who are projecting the familiar forms of the genre in a darker, more angular light, it still offers huge scope for experimentation.