The Lucid Dream formed in Carlisle, Cumbria, in 2008. A string of sold-out 7″s was followed by the debut longer player, ‘Songs Of Lies and Deceit’, in August 2013. The album gained critical acclaim from Uncut, Q, Rocksound, Clash, Classic Rock Magazine, and leading French culture magazine, ‘Les Inrocks‘, to name a few. The initial vinyl pressing of the debut album (500 copies) sold out within 2 days, and was backed by a main stage slot at Kendal Calling, 3 consecutive appearances at the Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia, and supports to Death In Vegas and A Place To Bury Strangers (full UK tour).
The self-titled 2nd album was released in March 2015. Radio support was received from BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens), BBC Radio 2 (Huey Morgan), and major support from BBC 6 Music (Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley (inc. 2 sessions), Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe, Stuart Maconie, Tom Robinson). The album again gained major critical acclaim, with glowing reviews from Uncut, Q, Louder Than War, Artrocker, The Skinny, and Drowned In Sound (who ranked the album #7 UK album of the year). The vinyl pressing exceeded the sales of the debut, with the vinyl pressing of 750 copies selling out upon the day of release.