The Strange Blue Dreams
The Strange Blue Dreams exist in a parallel world where all music is pop music and therefore everything can be plundered. Their other-worldly pop music runs from the music hall into the jet age and makes “A unique and compelling new sound that re-imagines the roots of rock n’ roll” (Americana UK).
The cinematic arrangements of these 5 Scotsmen combine Doo Wop, Bollywood and Spaghetti Western themes with Joe Meek’s reckless invention. Their starting place seems to take Django Reinhardt’s philosophy that a band should be a small orchestra and move it through every decade of the 20th Century. I have no idea what you call it but it sounds like “Menacing surf noir with skiffling eastern rock n’ roll from a parallel universe” (Medicine Music)