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Dream State, Drugs, Debut.

IN 2014, a South Wales hardcore band was formed becoming the next biggest act from Wales since Bullet For My Valentine after being signed to an Australian record label. CJ Gilpin (lead singer), guitarists Aled Evans and Rhys Wilcox and Jamie Lee the drummer currently make up the band ‘Dream State’.

CJ, formally from Pembrokeshire, has spoken to the BBC about her addiction to drugs, mentioning that she would spend nights alone taking MDMA and whilst at university she would deal with the stress with marijuana and alcohol. Since a young child, CJ often wrote music and played acoustic guitar and had a massive passion for rock music.

Since 2014, Dream State have released seven music videos, including ‘White Lies’ in 2017, making it their breakthrough hit with more than ten million views online. The band has also played Reading and Leeds Festival where they were found and signed to UNFD record label, releasing their second album ‘Recovery’ and winning them Best British Breakthrough in the Kerrang! Awards in 2018.

The South Wales band has also taken part in an album alongside Neck Deep and Taking Back Sunday called ‘Songs That Saved My Life’, in aid of Mental Health.

Dream State are finishing off the year with the rest of their tour landing them in Swansea (Nov 1), before they move onto touring the rest of the UK and Europe, with a the new album ‘Primrose Path’ set to be released October 18, 2019.