Here at Last Day Deaf, we feel more than excited to exclusively premiere, the excellent lysergic, post-punk hymn ‘The Dream‘ (Radio edit), by UK-based band Mary And The Ram. This radio edit clocks at 3 and a half minutes (half duration from the original track as a b-side to ‘The Cross‘), and achieves in creating a unique, claustrophobic atmosphere. Dom Smith & Kiran Tanna, the creative duo behind Mary And The Ram have created a gem unlike most of the genre ones, that it’s like Nick Cave jamming with Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (yup, Nine Inch Nails!). Brilliant!
Today, York, UK-based post-punk band, Mary And The Ram (featuring The Parasitic Twins‘ Dom Smith on drums, and Kiran Tanna [The Trembling Hellish Infernal Nightmare Generator] on vocals and production) have announced a single version of ‘The Dream’, to be released on Friday, July 20 via the band’s Soundcloud.
The original track, which appeared a b-side to ‘The Cross’ single (NSFW video below), clocks in at seven minutes, with this new version running in at just over three, and is heavily influenced by the likes of Nine Inch Nails, and Nick Cave.
This version of ‘The Dream’ marks MATR’s last offering before heading into the studio at York St John University over the next few months to record a follow-up EP that will take the band away from its more post-punk and goth roots, and bring it into more alternative rock territory, with concentration on live instrumentation, alongside the signature brooding synth-heavy sound. Alongside Tanna’s production, the group will be working with Howie Weinberg, who is responsible for Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’, and Muse’s ‘Black Holes And Revelations’ among others). Dom Smith’s Parasitic Twins bandmate, Max Watt will also be joining the band in the studio to record guitars, and bolster the live line-up in 2019.