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Dream State Empire - EP Review: Why Fight It

22 Jun 2020 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

Hailing from our cool little capital, Dream State Empire is a five-piece high energy kind of noise you wish you heard about yesterday.

The five Wellingtonians have been kicking about since 2018 and have just released their stunning debut EP, Why Fight It.

Honestly, you’re in for a good time no matter which order you listen to these four tracks. It’s alternative Rock n Roll at its finest, combined with a funky, bluesy edge and fantastic riffs with a solid lyrical content.

What more could you want?

It’s hard to believe that these young people are just at the beginning of what is going to be an epic journey. The production value of this EP is sublime and so is their calibre of musicianship. No pretence here, just damn good music with fine delivery.

That’s a yes from me.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Dream State Empire

Five Wellingtonians join forces to bring you 100% free-range eargasmic alt-rock, directly sourced from the astral plane.




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Why Fight It?
Year: 2020
Type: EP

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