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“Hidden Girl” New single from Dreams of empire

Indie dreampop duo Dreams of Empire today announce the release of new single “Hidden Girl” on 02 October, and details of their keenly awaited second album “Encapsulation”.

“Hidden Girl” showcases Jane Craig (vocals) and Andrew Craig’s (songwriting, instruments) melodic blend of dreampop and shimmering shoegaze guitar sound with an addictive chorus and driving guitars.

It’s an energetic tale of mystery and intrigue inspired by exploring the darkest corners of their home near Brighton during lockdown and flashbacks to childhood fascinations with the artworks of Andrew’s grandfather.

Also announced today, the album “Encapsulation” available 06 November, which contrasts exhilarating indie guitar bliss with calming and beautiful dreampop. Its 10 tracks reveal a wide diversity of sounds, style and influences, from Ride and Lush to Mazzy Star and Drugstore.

Today Dreams of Empire sits alongside bands including Hatchie, Sunflower Bean and Jetstream Pony.

Written and recorded at their home during lockdown 2020, “Encapsulation” was mixed by Steve Whitfield (The Cure, Pale Saints) and will be released on CD and digital via the band’s Duck Race Recording Co. label.

The band are planning online live shows to promote the album this autumn,.