Draemings Arrive in H-Town: Haze-Pop Under the Stars at LCC
By Franklin Kenjabin
DRÆMINGS, filled the night air at Last Concert Cafe, Monday March 16th with dreamy, heavy pop music. It was a wonderful cool spring evening with the rain lifted. They were provided with local support by Jeremy Carswell and the Nymphs as well as DÆD on a beautiful night of music, hosted by Visionary Noise.
DRÆMINGS is the brainchild of German-born, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Kimi. Although her influences include 80s and 90s bands such as My Bloody Valentine, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Ace of Base, and the Cranberries, Kimi's powerful voice often gets compared to the likes of Grace Slick, Florence and The Machine and Siouxsie Sioux. The act has recently signed with Sumerian Records, and a full-length release is in the works. An interesting tidbit to note, the recordings feature contributions from Jeff Friedl and Matt McJunkins of A Perfect Circle.
The four piece provided flowing indie-pop, coupled with story-telling, picture-painting lyrics that were enjoyed and well received. Favorites included, ‘Teen Dream Death Machine’, ‘Like a Ghost’, and a cover of Cranberries’ Zombie that drew people from inside the dining area to enjoy the music. Noe Kimes of local rising stars Ganesha said, “I like them.” Noe supported the act by picking up a print as his friends bought t-shirts. Needless to say, DRÆMINGS found new friends in Houston!
Local Pop rockers Jeremy Carswell and the Nymphs, played an exceptional set and surprised supporters by performing as a two piece. Original lyrics, melodies, and a vibe that steps right out of gothic/dance/pop of the 80’s. People snapped pictures and moved their feet. In fact. Kimi from DRÆMINGS, mentioned how much she enjoyed their music.
Daed closed out the night with an exciting, energetic, IDM exposition. The bass player from Draemings, Tommy mentioned exploring DÆD online before the event.
Overall it was a brilliant night of discovery and music.