|Dreamers / Believers|
|Dreamers / Believers performing in 2015.|
|Genres||Lashpop, indie pop, soul, alternative rock, art rock|
|Labels||Love In Stereo|
|Former members|| Pal Denisöheverr|
Dreamers / Believers is a Lashardian band based in Ubenmoor. While a Lashpop band, their eclectic style fuses indie pop, soul, alternative rock, and art rock as well.
The band uses a rotating member system and was founded by frontwoman Velvetina and producer Liiza Perdövikk in 2007. They have released three albums in their career; Mindgames in 2008, Bubblebutt in 2011, and Down the Rabbit Hole in 2016.
2007–2010: Formation, Mindgames, and breakthroughEdit
Dreamers / Believers was first founded in 2007 after Velvetina and Liiza Perdövikk met at a party and soon became friends. They came up with the idea for the band after discussing how bands seem to get ruined after their original members leave. They soon began writing and recording demo songs and were signed by Love In Stereo Records.
For their debut studio album, the two worked with Lashardian guitarist Pal Denisöheverr, Naxnic bassist Lina Karenthá, Homean producer Anna Millicent, and Lashardian drummer Fargo. In early-2008, they released a "buzz single", titled "Hit Me Back". The song gained attention online for its provocative music video and lyrics. They later released "Delilah", the lead single to their upcoming album. The song performed successfully, even outside indie subcultures.
Their debut studio album, Mindgames, was later released in late-2008. The album received critical acclaim for its lyrics and production, and was also a success with the public, reaching number-1 on the Lashardian albums chart. It produced several singles, which were all acclaimed for their innovative music videos, including "Lights Out", "Strip Me", "Howl", "Liar Liar", "Hurricane", and "Swimming".
2010–2011: Bubblebutt and hiatusEdit
In 2010, Velvetina revealed that work on their second studio album had been well underway and new music would be coming out before the end of the year. She called the album's music "even more cinematic than before". For the second album, Velvetina and Perdövikk worked with Lashardian guitarist Edvard Nelsöketter, Karenthá, Pesan producer Arch Pavelchi, Lashardian producer Erik Karlövecher, Lashardian drummer Rok Rokösmet, and interpretive dancers Ervin Ögöböd, Erg Hoff, and Maria Samuelöpetersen.
The album's lead single was released in December 2010, "Murder Ballad". The song achieved similar levels of success as their debut single, reaching the top forty in Lashardia. The album, titled Bubblebutt, was released in early-2011. Unlike their debut album, Bubblebutt did not have any more singles releases, due to the band's hiatus and Velvetina pursuing a solo career.
2013–present: Reformation and Down the Rabbit HoleEdit
Following the end of Velvetina's solo career, the band reformed in 2013. Velvetina later revealed that a third studio album was in the works but that they "will not rush it out". It was later confirmed that they'd be working with Nelsöketter, Fargo, Pavelchi, and Lashardian bassist Henrik Fiishöerk on the upcoming album.
The released the lead single, "Talking to Ghosts" in early-2016. While not a mainstream success, the song received airplay on alternative stations and was a success in indie subcultures. Their third studio album, Down the Rabbit Hole, was released later in the year to intense critical acclaim, many calling it one of the best album's of 2016. It also produced the singles "Beat the Drums", "Side to Side", and "Happiness".
Production, various instruments, backup vocals
Guitar, backup vocals
Production, various instruments
Bass, backup vocals
|Year||Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|2016||Down the Rabbit Hole||
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"Talking to Ghosts"||2016||59||39||44||78||20||
||Down the Rabbit Hole|
|"Beat the Drums"||–||–||–||–||–||
|"Side to Side"||–||–||–||–||–||
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2008||Lashardian Music Awards||Best Alternative Album||Mindgames||Won|
|Best Band, Duo, or Group||—||Nominated|
|Best Alternative Song||"Delilah"||Nominated|
|2011||Lashardian Music Awards||Best Alternative Song||"Murder Ballad"||Won|
|Best Alternative Album||Bubblebutt||Won|
|Best Band, Duo, or Group||—||Nominated|
|2016||Lashardian Music Awards||Best Band, Duo, or Group||—||Pending|
|Best Pop Album||Down the Rabbit Hole||Pending|