Artist info


Electronic, Pop

band members

Toby Shain, Ernst Carter JNR, Warren Jackson


The Killers, Sigur Ros, M83, Jon Hopkins

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Ginger & Drum



"Try to imagine a band that is full of starry synths, droning guitars, alluring vocals, dramatic instrumentation and you’ve got yourself Dream Delay" - Sarah Von Bock,

Dream Delay is Ernst Carter Jnr, Toby Shain, and Warren Jackson.

The trio's story has twisted and turned since winning Triple J Unearthed in 2008. Since then, they have played many of Australia's major music festivals including Park Life, Good Vibrations and Field Day before re-launching as 'Dream Delay' on 11.11.11.

Dream Delay continue to create music that is a delicate mixture of emotive synths and live instrumentation, topped off with operatic hooks and honest lyrics which result in a sound that is as heartfelt and intimate as it is powerful and epic. Coupled with a stirring live presence on stage – led by the incomparable vocal talents of Ernst Carter Jnr, Dream Delay must be considered as one of the most captivating and exciting bands to watch in Sydney.