The Dock is delighted to share the first of four full length gigs recorded recently in our beautiful building.
Dirty Dreamer formed in 2018. Having played together for a number of years with the Choice Prize nominated Come On Live Long, the band formed over months of writing and experimenting with a new sound. Born out of a free form approach to making music, songs emerged from hours of cyclical improvisation. They recorded their debut EP over a weekend in The Meadow studio in Wicklow. The result is the four track Dirty Dreamer EP.
By combining the use of synths, electric guitar, processed vocals, distorted beats and live drums, Dirty Dreamer blend a common love for all things electronic with live instrumentation to attain a sound that is both raw and melodically crafted.
Singer Louise Gaffney told us about how the band have been working over the past year "I suppose the last 12 months really slowed things down for us in terms of writing new material or rehearsing as we like to do it together in a room and we were fairly into a great routine of at least once weekly sessions. We were fortunate in one way though as we had already started building up a large set of recordings prior to Covid hitting last March. We have really just spent the last few months apart but all of us listening to our bank of tracks and looking to begin to start piecing that into an album. Making selections of our favourites and trying to imagine how tracks will sit together. A few of the tracks we performed at The Dock are from this unreleased library of recordings, so we had never performed them live before. I guess they're a bit of an exclusive in that sense and it gave us a lovely chance to really roadtest our favourites from the new batch."