Earth the Californian Love Dream are: Huw Costin (vocals and bass guitar), Chris Middleton (guitar), Jonny Aitken (drums), and Sam Hempton (guitar).
Earth The Californian Love Dream came to life in the summer of 2002 when the wreckage of Manatee began jamming with the renowned Sam Hempton of Six by Seven fame. John Peel was sent some of their material, and ‘bigged’ them up on national radio during ‘One Live in Nottingham’. This lead to a celebrated performance at the Queens of the Stone Age/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club aftershow party at The Social.
The latter end of 2003 saw the band put the final touches to their debut album. After an unconventional but incredible performance at a secret gig at September’s 'In The City', Earth The Californian Love Dream were one of the most talked about bands to emerge from the Manchester convention....whipping up a storm of excitement within the music industry. More radio support has followed from the legendary John Peel, amongst others.
Now the band have been asked to represent the UK during the British Showcase at South by Southwest in Texas in March 2004.
Frontman Huw Costin on ETCLD: "We make music to affect you. Songs for you to sing that sound as gorgeous as terrifying. We like love and hate wrapped up in a neat little chorus. Our music is the most important thing in the world and we recognise the tragedy and sing about it..."