Sept 18th 2020

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Summer Rising

New Single: Summer Rising



Summer Rising is the new single From Bad Dream Fancy Dress and captures the Zeitgeist of a summer of turmoil and upheaval that has shaken the planet. From Covid 19, extreme weather and climate change, to the killing of George Floyd in the United States. Its become clear that Democracy and the rule of law is under threat from ever extreme right wing autocratic leaders who seek to spread fear and lies, in order to control and divide. The world hangs in the balance as the election looms in the United States that will dominate the world for the next ten years.


Its time to choose a side and Bad Dream Fancy Dress hold back no punches in this powerful guitar driven protest song. With clear reference to some of the Great Black Musicians and artists who have influence their music and creative output. Bad Dream Fancy Dress are back on form and firing on all six.


Summer Rising opens with the familiar drawl of Donald Trump discussing police enforcement in the United States, while a cutting lead guitar brutally screams through a Jimi Hendrix retro amplifier. In the background Ella Fitzgerald sings Summer Time, as biting Hip Hop drums, in the style of Public Enemy, collide with the sampled bass of Prince’s ‘Sign of the Times’. This is NOT Yacht Rock. This is back to the chaos and protest rock of the 1960’s


Cat’s vocal opens through a distorted vocal synthesizer ‘Daddy was in a gang called the Klu Klux Klan’, followed by Billy Holidays 1939 protest classic ‘Southern Trees bare Strange Fruit’.  The song explodes into a Jazz funk riff filled with tear gas explosions and sirens as the chorus belts out ‘Stand up! Stand up and Fly with Me!’ 


Summer Rising is the fourth single taken from the fourth coming ‘Bionic’ Album 2021. Following ‘Psychopaths on White Horses’ ‘R Kelly He’s waiting at the School Gate’ and ‘Havana’ The Bionic Album is a new sound blending 70’s Funk bass lines, with 80’s Punk Guitars and 90’s House back beats.


Bad Dream Fancy Dress are back after Covid and their Rocket Man Hero’s single with their own songs. Engaging, energetic, funky, up-lifting and with something to say. ‘Summer Rising’ is a new pop sound, for a new music age.

Having recently contracted and recovered from the Covid 19 Virus Bad Dream Fancy Dress are doing their bit to help with the international Pandemic. Sitting around coughing and spluttering for six weeks gets eventually rather boring and having made some recordings on her mobile phone during the illness  Cat set about creating a new bass line to Elton John's timeless classic Rocket Man. The resulting recording Rocket Man Heroes is now being released to try and raise money for the Red Cross and Covid 19 charities.


SPACE GODDESS is the first NEW Album in twenty-Five years from Punk Pop legends BAD DREAM FANCY DRESS. Originally signed by music impresario Mike Alway to El Records. They have now joined forces with Kevin Crace’s CAPTAIN SWING record label released through Nova distribution on 9th March 2018.

The Album is now being made FREE to Download during the Covid 19 Crisis follow the link and please make a donation if you can afford to do so.


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Having gone though a long term arthritic illness and a number of operation to her back, spine and hips, lead singer Cat Rees started writing again and joined forces with partner Jeff  (Formerly of Some Bizarre’s Foreheads in a Fishtank) and friend musician and engineer Joe, writing new material. The end product was ten original songs that now feature as the SPACE GODDESS Album.


The album takes a journey through a number of musical styles and genres, Cat inhabiting a number of Female inspired Diva characters that outline songs about Female self-empowerment. If Space Goddess was a ‘bake off’ the ingredients would be sexual innuendo,  rye humor, a hint of politics, a dash of environment awareness, mixed together with a large dollop of Kitsch.


You can find more information on this website : Go to Space Goddess


The above links takes you to individual pages on each song. Lyrics printed in both English and Klingon for that outer space experience.

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