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LAST GREAT DREAMERS


*** Glam power-pop rockers share new video for latest single ‘Glitterball Apocalypse’, and hit the road with Tigertailz from April 8th ***

Brit rock dandies Last Great Dreamers have posted a new video for their upcoming single ‘Glitterball Apocalypse’, which is set for release on April 15th via Ray Records. The clip, which premiered exclusively with Vive le Rock magazine on Monday, blends surreal, nightmarishly psychedelic imagery with sublime performance footage of the quartet in action, offering a tantalising taste of what audiences can expect when they hit the road as guests of Tigertailz on a UK tour starting this weekend.

The visual mix of dark humour and the Dreamers’ signature louche glamour perfectly complements the themes of the track. As frontman Marc Valentine explains, “It’s a song about the casualties of rock n roll. I think it’s probably inspired by our own journey through the years - we’ve lost a quite a few friends along the way, either through tragedy or self-destruction. There have been some exceptionally dark times and often it does feel like we’re the last ones standing. It still has all the Dreamers trademarks; it’s full of swagger and hook-laden choruses, I don’t think the fans will be disappointed”.

Watch it now here:



‘Glitterball Apocalypse’ is the second single to be taken from a forthcoming new album. Due for release this autumn, it will be the band’s first collection of new material since Marc and guitarist Slyder reunited in late 2014. With powerhouse rhythm section Ian Scruffykid (bass) and Denley Slade (drums) now completing the line-up, Slyder promises “we genuinely feel that we have an album of hit singles, we’re not trying to be or sound like anything else, we’re just letting it flow and enjoying the process. It will be an unmistakable Dreamers album, but maybe the lyrical content will be a bit darker… we’ve certainly lived a bit and experienced a lot since we last wrote together.” The release is being funded by a 90 day PledgeMusic, and fans can get involved now at www.pledgemusic.com/projects/lastgreatdreamers.

Last Great Dreamers will be out on the road as special guest of glam metal titans Tigertailz from April 8th. Catch them live at the following dates; -

Fri 8th April SUTTON-IN-ASHFIELD, The Diamond
Sat 9th April BATHGATE, Dreadnought
Sun 10th April BLACKPOOL, The Waterloo **
Mon 11th April NEWCASTLE, Trillians **
Fri 15th April LONDON, The Underworld
Sat 16th April CARDIFF, The Globe
Weds 20th April BIRMINGHAM, Asylum 2
Thurs 21st April GRIMSBY, Yardbirds
Fri 22nd April BUCKLEY, Tivoli
Sat 23rd April Oxford, The Bullingdon

** Last Great Dreamers headline dates. All other shows with Tigertailz.
Living the dream ­ Alison Bateman on 07768 156392 / 020 8677 8466
alison@workhardpr.com
www.lastgreatdreamers.com

6th April 2016


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LAST GREAT DREAMERS


*** Resurgent glam power-pop rockers release new single 'Glitterball Apocalypse' on April 15th, via Ray Records, and announce April UK tour as guests of Tigertailz ***

Brit rock dandies Last Great Dreamers are continuing their resurgence this Spring, with the announcement of a new single, April UK tour as guests of Welsh glam titans Tigertailz, and the launch of a PledgeMusic campaign, which will fund their first new album since the 90s.

The news is the latest development in a fabulous resurrection for the hotly-tipped 90s act, who burst back onto the scene in late 2014, when guitarist Slyder and frontman Marc Valentine reunited, releasing rarities collection 'Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven' to critical acclaim. Since recruiting new rhythm section Ian Scruffykid (bass) and Denley Slade (drums), they've toured with The Runaways' Cherie Currie, and released their first fresh material of the new millennium, in the shape of 'Dope School'; a November 2015 single which moved Fireworks magazine's Steven Reid to ask "would it be unfair to suggest this comeback finds Last Great Dreamers better than they were the first time around? We think not".

With the 21st century line-up now gelling into a tight, exciting, and dynamic gang of rockers, the band are eager to hit the road once again. Slyder says of the upcoming Tigertailz tour, "obviously we are very excited to be out on tour again, and I think the Tigertailz audiences will be very different from the Cherie tour last November, which is great. Ultimately they are a rock band, but they have pop sensibilities and catchy choruses, they love putting on a show and the whole glam, dressing up thing, as we do, so it should be a good fit. We're less metal and more rock 'n' roll but if their fans like good pop songs with a bit of camp swagger then they should enjoy us!"



Dates are; -
Fri 8th April SUTTON-IN-ASHFIELD, The Diamond
Sat 9th April BATHGATE, Dreadnought
Sun 10th April BLACKPOOL, The Waterloo **
Mon 11th April NEWCASTLE, Trillians **
Fri 15th April LONDON, The Underworld
Sat 16th April CARDIFF, The Globe
Weds 20th April BIRMINGHAM, Asylum 2
Thurs 21st April GRIMSBY, Yardbirds
Fri 22nd April BUCKLEY, Tivoli
Sat 23rd April Oxford, The Bullingdon

** Last Great Dreamers headline dates. All other shows with Tigertailz.
To coincide with the tour, Last Great Dreamers will release new single 'Glitterball Apocalypse' on April 15th, via Ray Records. Pairing a dazzling glam rock hook and infectious melody with more sombre lyrical themes, concerning rock 'n' roll's casualties (of whom Last Great Dreamers have known, loved, and lost, a few), it recalls the deftly delivered blend of hard-edges and irresistibly catchy power-pop which saw the band cited for big things by the likes of Kerrang! when they first formed. At the same time though, the song speaks of new life experience, and packs a fresh punch, with the skills of recent recruits Ian and Denley strongly in evidence on the strutting, foot-stomping glitter-rock rhythm which powers it. Together with the shimmering power-pop b-side 'The Way We Collide', it represents the latest fruits to emerge from writing sessions for the band's new album, which is due to land in the Autumn.

Slyder enthuses, "for Marc and I to be writing together again is a joy. We genuinely feel that we have an album of hit singles, we're not trying to be or sound like anything else, we're just letting it flow and enjoying the process. Again, we're working with Last Great Dreamers producer Tony Harris, who we've worked with on most of our stuff in one way or another. He's full of enthusiasm for the project and like us loves 70s glam/rock, new wave/punk etc. There will be flavours of that, and it will be an unmistakable Dreamers album, but maybe the lyrical content will be a bit darker… we've certainly lived a bit and experienced a lot since we last wrote together."

The release is being funded by a 90 day PledgeMusic campaign, which launched at the start of March at www.pledgemusic.com/projects/lastgreatdreamers. After meeting their total, the band will be donating 10% of any further funds raised to metal health charity Mind. Marc adds, "I think starting the Pledge Campaign is a brilliant way for us and our fans to work together and make this happen. They've followed us through thick and thin and even now I still get astounded by their level of commitment to the cause. Between us we'll keep the dream alive!"
Living the dream ­ Alison Bateman on 07768 156392 / 020 8677 8466
alison@workhardpr.com
www.lastgreatdreamers.com

7th March 2016


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LAST GREAT DREAMERS


*** Rejuvenated glam Brit rockers announce November UK tour as special guests of Cherie Currie (The Runaways), and release new single ‘Dope School’ on Nov 9th***

Brit rock dandies, boasting an irresistible blend of hard-edged power pop hooks and shimmering glam style, The Last Great Dreamers lit up the live circuit of the mid-90s, even claiming Kerrang!’s ‘Best New Band’ title, before disillusionment and tragedy cut their dreams short. After nearly numbering amongst rock ‘n’ roll’s great lost hopes, they staged a fabulous resurrection in 2014, putting on a comeback show that had Classic Rock’s Richard Thompson proclaiming “it’s entertaining, spirited and infectious… The Last Great Dreamers have all the ingredients to be popular again”.

The band now continue their resurgence, with the announcement of a November UK tour with Cherie Currie. The 8 date run will be the Runaways singer’s first trip to the UK in 35 years and, with the addition of Last Great Dreamers’ tight, sharply-tailored and hard-rocking presence to bill, it’s set to be an unmissable show. Dates are; -



10th Nov - Railway – Bolton
11th Nov – Bannerman’s – Edinburgh
12th Nov – Yardbirds – Grimsby
14th Nov – The Globe – Newcastle
15th Nov – The Diamond – Sutton-in-Ashfield
16th Nov – Bierkeller – Bristol
17th Nov – The Robin 2 – Bilston
18th Nov – The Underworld – London

To coincide with the tour, Last Great Dreamers release new single ‘Dope School’ on November 9th, as a CD and download. Backed with a second brand new track, ‘White Light, Black Heart’ (only available on the CD), it follows last year’s well-received 11-track rarities release ‘Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven’, which triggered a surge of renewed creative energy. Guitarist Slyder says, “it was very important to us to have new material to show that we weren’t just on a nostalgia trip as until now we have been playing stuff we wrote & recorded in the 90s… we started arranging and working on these songs in the rehearsal studio and the process was so exciting, we really can’t wait to play these songs live”.

The new tracks hear Slyder, Marc Valentine (vocals/guitar), Ian Scruffykid (bass), and Denley Slade (drums) serve up two fresh slabs of glorious grit ‘n’ glitter caked power-pop, rich in infectious hooks and crammed with swaggering six-string melodies. Slyder continues, “they are easily recognisable as Dreamers’ songs, but we think they are quite different from any of our previous stuff. We have already tried out ‘Dope School’ live at a festival in August and it went down a storm!”.

Writing will soon be underway for a full album, with the band planning to complete recordings with the help of a Pledge campaign in the spring, a perfectly fitting approach given the role people power and fans’ enduring passion has played in bringing them back. At the peak of their promise, Last Great Dreamers were boasting that Kerrang! accolade off the back of 1994’s debut album, ‘Retrosexual’, and were regularly filling London’s legendary Marquee between tours with high-profile US acts. However, the last minute collapse of a major record deal, and a string of tragedies in their touring family, led the group to disband in 1997 and scatter across the globe.

That might have been the end of the story until, in 2011, Slyder stumbled upon an online community of fans reminiscing about the band. As he came to recognise what Last Great Dreamers had achieved, and what untapped potential they still possessed, Slyder found himself being reunited with his bandmates, via a series of strange coincidences and fan connections. By early 2014, he and Marc were laying plans for ‘Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven’, and original drummer Steve Grainger and bassist Paul Harrison had given their blessing to the pair taking the show on the road, with a new rhythm section.

A few short months later and Last Great Dreamers have undergone a triumphant resurrection, vindicating fans who’ve kept the faith throughout, and now delivering the musical goods to predict a bright future ahead, and recruit a new generation to their cause.
Daydream Believer ­ Alison Bateman on 07768 156392 / 020 8677 8466
alison@workhardpr.com
www.lastgreatdreamers.com

23rd September 2015


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