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Dream The Electric Sleep at the Black Heart, London - live review

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Venue: The Black Heart, London

The Kentucky trio wow Camden and pay tribute to Jaki Liebezeit at their London debut

This is the first ever London show by Dream The Electric Sleep, the trio from Lexington, Kentucky widely hailed as one of the finest current purveyors of all things progressive, alternative and post-rock. You can add to that list of generic pigeonholes swervedriving desert rock, psych, anthemic shoegaze, melodic metal and Byrdsian grunge, because Dream The Electric Sleep are nothing if not hard to categorise. They’re almost a blank canvas for listeners to project their record collections on. Really, though, the question, as singer/guitarist Matt Page posits on Let The Light Flood In, is simply, “Does it move you?” To which the answer is a resounding affirmative, even if the people doing the affirming number in their dozens instead of thousands – this widescreen rock is built for stadia, not clubs.

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