A popular Carlisle band is is emerging out of the Covid-19 lockdown on a positive note as its latest album makes it into the Official Charts.

The Lucid Dream’s fifth and latest album, The Deep End, has made it into the Official Scottish Album Chart (42), the Official UK Physical Album Chart (92), the Official UK Independent Album Chart (35), the Official Vinyl Chart (40) and the Official Record Store chart (11).

“To get into everyone of those charts without a proper release might be the most significant thing to happen for us in 13 years,” said The Lucid Dream vocalist and guitarist, Mark Emmerson.

“When the album is getting into the top 45 in Scotland, that’s a big eye opener.

“We’re certainly very proud of it and hopefully it gives other bands hope as well because it's done on our own label, it shows that anyone can do it."

It has been a moment to savour for the band, who initially had to delay the release of the acid house album after finishing it in February 2020.

The album will also feature in the Tim Burgess ‘Tim’s Twitter listening Party’ this evening at 8pm.

Mark said that the positivity that the new album has received feels like a real moment of optimism for the band and local music.

Mark added: “Given that we’re a self-released band from Carlisle, we’re over the moon with it.

“Lockdown has been hard because we haven’t been playing any shows and you lose touch of where your audience is and where people's heads are at.

“We weren’t sure how it was going to go down and it's turned out to already be our most successful album.

“I live in town and a car went by that was playing the album. I don’t know who it was but it was quite amusing.”

One of the most satisfying aspects of the albums release for the band has been the opportunity to extend a helping hand to local businesses.

On the album selling out at The Vinyl Cafe in Carlisle, Mark said: "Our album release has helped a local store that we love get back into shape after being shut due to lockdown, and that, for us, has been very satisfying.

“You just hope something like this can help everyone get behind the area."

The Deep End was released on Friday April 30.

The Lucid Dream will be kicking off their tour at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club on October 15, followed by The Brickyard in Carlisle (October 16), Stereo in Glasgow(October 29) and YES in Manchester (October 30).

The proceeds of the band's gig at the The Brickyard will be donated to the NHS. 

You can find out what The Lucid Dream are up to on their Facebook page.