Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, Hiatus Kaiyote, Local Natives


band members

Kieran Ebert - Vocals/Guitar Brayden McDonald - Guitar/Keys Costa Hagi - Bass Jon Chng - Drums


Unearthed artists we like

LANKS, Frida , Huntly, The Outdoor Type


Website

Bio

Melbourne based Dreamcoat fashion haunting pop songs equally intended for zoned out head bobbing as to be enjoyed by excessively emotional music nerds. The band’s sound is a melting pot of gargantuan guitar blankets, pounding percussion, brooding bass lines and bummed-out crooning from singer Kieran Ebert - earning themselves the somewhat fetching comparisons to Psych Folk gods Grizzly Bear and Alternative Pop giants Local Natives and Radiohead.

"Their simple, staccato percussion is immediately reminiscent of Local Natives, with the endless, ribboning guitars of Radiohead. Weaving through a panoply of sounds within a single song."– Indie Shuffle

After a successful string of punchy and resounding releases including their recent debut EP “Sleeping Through Tempests” - which found the band as a feature artist at Ditto Music - Dreamcoat return to our stereos with the release of “Aomame,” the first single from their sophomore EP, accompanied by a video clip. The song explores richer instrumentation, including soaring sax sections and glowing glockenspiel lines. The boys have been working hard over the last few months, retreating to rural Victoria to hone their song writing skills, drink excessively and create elaborate arrangements for their 2nd EP which is set to be recorded in mid 2017 and toured late 2017/early 2018. Dreamcoat will mark the the release of Aomame with a launch show at The Grace Darling in Melbourne on June 10 2017 with supports from Mcrobin and Romeo Moon.

"The EP is fronted by the delicate vocals of Kieran Ebert and backed by the ethereal musicianship of Brayden McDonald, Costa Hagi, and Jon Chng, the quartet already showing a huge amount of promise." - Tone Deaf

HISTORY - Crystalizing in late 2014 - Dreamcoat quickly released their debut single “Beautiful Kingdom” in November of the same year. They played a packed out release show at The Gasometer Hotel in Melbourne, rapidly setting the gears in motion. They soon teamed up with Cesar Rodrigues (Blue King Brown, Harmless) and Oscar Poncell at Blank Tape Music where they rubbed shoulders with the likes of Texture Like Sun, Joelistics and Saatsuma, to work diligently on producing their debut EP “Sleeping Through Tempests” between 2015 - 2016. After unresolved differences in the band in late 2015, drummer Owen Luby parted ways to pursue other creative endeavours. In early 2016 Jon Chng joined became an official member and full time drummer, reinvigorating the bands creativity and bringing with him a fresh dynamic to song writing and the live show. Dreamcoat released Sleeping Through Tempest in mid 2016 playing to a full house at The Workers Club in Melbourne. Sleeping through Tempests received some positive press from Indie Shuffle (see above quote), Tone Deaf (see above)and homegrown legends Me and All My Friends included “Winter” in their second last Mix Tape (RIP). After deciding to release “Sleeping Through Tempests” independently, their association with Blank Tape Music finished on good and mutual terms and they remain closely tied with the wonderful people at the label. The band are gearing up for a big 2017 of recording, festivals and a first interstate tour with the 2nd EP.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

07 Jun 2017

Triple J
35

Ooooh yeah, getting a real nice Grizzly vibe here. Such emotional pull in those vocals too, gorgeous!

Ooooh yeah, getting a real nice Grizzly vibe here. Such emotional pull in those vocals too, gorgeous!

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

04 Oct 2016

Triple J
35

Can't deny there's some gorgeous harmonies happening right here. Love those intricate guitars and jazzy percussion work through the verses too. Nice work guys!

Can't deny there's some gorgeous harmonies happening right here. Love those intricate guitars and jazzy percussion work through the verses too. Nice work guys!