I Dreamed I Dream are a five-piece band from Cork, defying easy pigeon-holing but residing somewhere between punk, psychedelia and pop - with elements of sean-nós singing, spoken word performance and noise present throughout.
“the band have quickly become an exciting live proposition” - Zara Hedderman, The Thin Air
“emerging experimentalists” - Mike McGrath-Bryan, Irish Examiner
Beginning life as Patty and Selma, a two-piece comprised of current vocalist/drummer Julie Landers and guitarist Elle O’Leary Kelleher, the band were invited to perform at Sligo’s Spilt Milk Festival in 2021, and from there, a live band came together via their circles of friends, expanding to its current five-piece line-up in 2022 with the additions of Claire Aherne (vocalist/bassist), Laura Dineen (guitarist) and Niamh (nee-uv) Hayes (synths).
In the past eighteen months, the band has performed at gig venues across Ireland, and performed at festivals including Dublin’s MusicTown, Cork Midsummer Festival, and Limerick’s Féile na Gréine; as well as opening for post-punk legend Gina Birch, Limerick poet Sinéad O’Brien, Cork psych-rock catalysts The Altered Hours, and indie veterans The Frank and Walters, among others.
Debut single Apparition, released in September 2023 and available across Bandcamp and all streaming services, served as the lead-off for the October 2023 release of debut extended-player Why Say a Lot?