Earth The Californian Love Dream
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Earth The Californian Love Dream

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The best kept secret in music


"Full on Stuff!"

“...full on stuff...this is the antithesis of Britain’s fad for polite stadium rock...” - The Sunday Times

"Dirty, Rowdy, Loved up Rock n' Roll"

“…a reckless assortment of musical eclecticism…full on, dirty, rowdy, loved up rock n’ roll…” -

"Ones to watch..."

...a furious blend of cooler-than-hell stargazin', Ride-esque reverb hollerin'...they're definitely ones to watch..." - The Fly

"Nothing to compare..."

"...there simply isn’t a contemporary band to compare them to...” -

"...they'll go a long way"

“...ETCLD's unholy row is just the thing to blow off the cobwebs after a day of Dido radio and manufactured pop...we think they'll go a long way...” - The Guardian

"Making Stealthy Waves..."

“...Making stealthy waves...” - The Independent, UK

"Motorhead vs The Wedding Present"

“…Earth the Californian Love Dream: Not only did they have one of the best band names at the festival (SXSW), but this Nottingham, England-based quartet merged Motorhead's riff rock with the quirky indie guitar pop of the Wedding Present…” - Spin Magazine, US

"Standing Out in Austin"

“...Also standing out in Austin...Earth the Californian Love Dream proved that Nottingham is still Rock City...” - Rolling Stone, US


January 2004 - In The Garden (single)
XFM playlist, Kerrang playlist, BBC 6 Music playlist, BBC Radio 1 support from John Peel, Zane Lowe (Fresh Meat).
July 2004 - Porn Star (single)
XFM, Kerrang, BBC 6 Music, Radio support.
November 2004 - Girls Fighting (single)
XFM, Kerrang, BBC 6 Music.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Noted for their sweat-inducing live shows, this intriguing band is hotly tipped for big things! Described by critics as ‘hypnotic’, ‘relentless’, and ‘exhilarating’, Earth the Californian Love Dream are impressively different. They sound like no-one and have songs that instantly stick, songs that take you places you never knew existed. The live shows are incredibly intense and are nothing short of ‘breathtaking’. Gritty crunching chunks of guitar fury alongside pulsating dirty bass lines and hypnotic melodies leave the audience gasping for air.

Nottingham based Earth The Californian Love Dream came to life in the summer of 2002 when the wreckage of Manatee began jamming with the renowned Sam Hempton of Six by Seven fame... things moved fast. A nice chap called John Peel was sent some of their material, and ‘bigged’ them up on national radio during ‘One Live in Nottingham’. This lead to a celebrated performance at the Queens of the Stoneage/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club aftershow party at The Social (Nottingham)...where their incendiary and quite frankly scarily loud live performance was honed and set for the future, pounding the audience with a relentless lust for squeezing the last bit of life out of rock n roll!

The latter end of 2003 witnessed giant steps forward for this Nottingham foursome. After an unconventional, but incredible performance at a secret gig at September’s ‘In The City’, Earth The Californian Love Dream were one of the most talked about bands to emerge from the Manchester convention....whipping up a storm of excitement within the music industry.

Two limited edition singles (‘In The Garden’ & ‘Porn Star’) and more radio support followed from the legendary John Peel (Radio 1), amongst others. With playlists at XFM, BBC 6 Music, Kerrang! and SBN. To top it all off, the band were asked to represent the UK during the British Phonographic Industry Showcase at South by Southwest in Texas in March 2004 – the only unsigned band on the bill! The band released their third single ‘Girls Fighting’ in November 2004, and are set to release another single 'Blackstuff' in September 2005, after a problematic period without a drummer! If you you’ve caught the band play live recently, you might have noticed Mark Richardson (Feeder, Skunk Anansi!!) helping them out…he also laid down the drums for 'Girls Fighting'.

A heady mix of musical contradictions, Earth The Californian Love Dream like to love you then fuck you then love you then fuck you then love you then fuck you then love you then fuck you. Like Motorhead meets Pink Motorhead meets the Beach Motorhead meets the’s all about sweetness and noise. They confuse, but they please.

“...We make music to affect you. Songs for you to sing that sound as gorgeous as terrifying. We like love and hate wrapped up in a neat little chorus. Our music is the most important thing in the world and we recognise the tragedy and sing about it...” (Huw Costin)

Between them they love Black Sabbath, Pitman, Captain Beefheart, Primal Scream, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Burt Bacharach, Julian Cope, AC/DC, My Bloody Valentine, Pink Floyd, The Who, The Police, Saxon, Joy Division, Motorhead, Hawkwind, The Doors, Loop, ZZ top, Free, Frank Zappa, Bob Marley, Stereolab, Ken Dodd and the Diddymen, The Animals, All Saints, Stone Roses, and Napalm Death.

Expect big, loud, loved up rock n’ roll type things from Earth The Californian Love Dream...