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Dream State chat about their debut album and UK tour

The award-winning rockers release their Primrose Path debut later this month.

Having taken home the Best UK Breakthrough Band gong at this year’s Heavy Music Awards towards the end of the summer, British rockers Dream State took to The Pit at Reading Festival, previewing their forthcoming debut full-length Primrose Path.

Due for release on 18 October 2019 through UNFD, and produced by Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Babymetal, Bury Tomorrow), Primrose Path marks the band’s first album release, having turned heads with a handful of singles and last year’s Recovery EP, securing them Kerrang! Magazine’s Best British Newcomer award in 2018.

“I like to be real. I want people to feel connected. This is why music is not just a band for me or the boys, it’s a way of inspiring. I know how hard life can be,” vocalist CJ Gilpin said announcing the record. “That’s my thing… being real, open and honest, There’s so much power in that. I can’t be fake, that’s just not in me. I can’t put on a façade.”

As the band reveal backstage at Reading Festival 2019, the album delves into the human psyche – both the good and bad – and investigates how they can exist together. Watch the full interview, including details of their forthcoming headline UK run, above.

The band will be celebrating the release of Primrose Path with a headline tour across the UK in late October and early November 2019. The tour kicks off in Glasgow on 27 October, running to a headline show at London’s ULU on 2 November.

Here are those dates in full:

27 October 2019 – Cat House, Glasgow
28 October 2019 – Club Academy, Manchester
29 October 2019 – Asylum, Birmingham
30 October 2019 – Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
1 November 2019 – Sin City, Swansea
2 November 2019 – ULU, London

Tickets for Dream State’s UK tour are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.