Lauded band living the dream

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

Since forming in 2014, Dream Rimmy have been making waves across the country and will soon bring their brand of shoegaze dream-pop to Busselton as part of the Fire Station’s Summer Sounds Of Now showcase.

The five-piece band, who were were nominated for the West Australian Music Award for most popular new act, have spent the past few years playing gigs locally and were the Triple J feature artist in January this year.

Dream Rimmy released their single Waves in February with follow-up single Landslide launched in October.

Guitar and vocalist Ali Flintoff said the bands sound was 90s inspired with a shoegaze, psychedelic vibe.

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“It’s a bit of a wall of sounds,” she said.

“My Bloody Valentine, Dandy Warholes, The Laurels — that’s where it started, so we’ve always been dream poppy but with a few variations.”

The Perth-based band has supported acts including The Preatures and King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, and were the 2017 winners of Triple J’s Laneway Festival competition.

Flintoff said Saturday’s show at the Fire Station would be their first performance in Busselton.

“We usually play in Margaret River or Bunbury, just to play a new venue and be there in general will be cool,” she said.

The band have recorded a new single, which is set to be released early next year.

Dream Rimmy will be joined by DJ Henry Kissinger at the Fire Station tomorrow night from 8.30pm. The gig forms part of the venue’s weekly Summer Sounds of Now.

Fire Station owner Justin Rees said the venue was committed to bringing a variety of current and relevant bands from pop to jazz- funk to Busselton’s CBD and hoped to continue the event all summer.

“We want to bring music and good vibes,” he said.

“A lot are up-and-coming bands who will be fairly successful in the future, so it’s a chance to catch them performing their craft while they’re fresh.”

Other artists to feature include electronic-pop band Ah Trees, who will play on Saturday, December 16, followed by Human Buoy on December 23, Bambuseae Rhythm Section on December 30 and Tommyhawks on January 6.

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