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  • Emma Ray

Dream Dali's New Single, 'Wicked Sunday' An 80s Dark-Wave Dreamscape

Returning with a shiny new slice of dark-wave psychedelia is Meanjin/Brisbane-based alt-rock group Dream Dali. Their immersive new track 'Wicked Sunday' is out now.


Turning heads with their debut EP 'Life in Legato' in 2021, and following up with the recent release of the psychedelic and cinematic 'Rosary', the group is a trio of experienced musicians who have played for artists such as Vera Blue, Daniel Johns, Kite String Tangle and Miami Horror. As Dream Dali, they have supported the likes of Phoenix, Washed Out and Empire of the Sun, and showcased at BIGSOUND in 2019.


Known for their uniquely artistic live performances, Dream Dali's music is paired with white lighting, set to a backdrop of visuals from Dada films and black and white surrealist imagery from the 1930s, creating a truly mesmerising musical experience.


This new track further bolsters Dream Dali's mission to immerse listeners in their conceptual multi-sensory surrealist world of cinematic alt-dance-rock. 'Wicked Sunday' is abuzz with crunchy synths, a drama-filled dance-rock drum beat, and satisfying electric guitar atmospheres that are unashamedly 80s. The icing on the top of this cosmic cake is the song's evocative lyrics, delivered in lead singer Aldous Emerson's signature dreamy style.


Alluring and hypnotic, this is a superbly catchy tune that will have listeners dancing and shaking it all off. It's a dance-inducing triumph over heavy feelings and disappointment, as Emerson explains:


"Wicked Sunday is written about those times when you wake to a huge weight of the day. Exploring depression and trying to build yourself back up when you feel people have let you down."


The band has inspired airplay from the likes of 4ZZZ, The Most (NZ), 2SER and many more as well as scoring features on a multitude of independent playlists including Pilerats, Music Feeds, Tone Deaf, AAA Backstage, Australian Musician, Aus Music Scene and much more.


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