Blackpool cinematic-rock band blanket are pleased to reveal a very special live performance of their stunning documentary ‘Fragments Of A Dream’, a short film about their northern hometown shot and sound-tracked entirely by the band themselves.
The band screened an exclusive premiere of the film through Prog Magazine’s Facebook page recently, where they performed a live score to accompany the film, all live-streamed from Dalston’s Rio Cinema in a special 3 camera broadcast.
“This short film provides a cinematic look at, and explanation of, the historical social romanticism of the seaside town, interlaced with and preceded by the stark comparison of its underlying social issues and images of decay and degradation,” the band told Prog.
Narrated by Robert Foulds, directed by frontman Bobby Pook, and sound-tracked by the band, the film features excerpts and tracks from their forthcoming debut full-length album How To Let Go, set for release on 18th May via Music For Nations (Sony) on CD, vinyl and digital formats, available to pre-order now.
“Fragments Of A Dream attempts to show the reality of a once thriving seaside town, now a shadow of its former self,” continue the band “That being said, Blackpool is still home to us, so we tried to create a movie that showed the positivity and bizarre charm of the town, the light in the darkness so to speak. We wanted to give an accurate portrayal of our hometown, looking at both the good and bad, and think we managed to achieve that with this short film.
“We had Bobby’s Grandfather narrate the movie, to give the feature a voice of the ‘better days’ of the town – having the voice of yesterday describing today’s Blackpool gives the film an extra layer of nostalgia for the town remembered so fondly by older generations.”
The album’s lead single ‘Worlds Collide’ was recently added to the Spotify New Music Friday playlist, and has received airplay from Alex Baker at Kerrang! Radio and Daniel P Carter at the BBCR1 Rock Show. Support for the band has been steadily building over the past year at the likes of The Independent, PROG Magazine, Classic Rock, UPSET, Louder and Kerrang! Magazine.