Kabul Dreams, the first Afghan rock band, established itself in 2008 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The band consists of Sulyman Qardash (lead singer and guitarist), Raby Adib (drummer) and Siddique Ahmad (bassist). Kabul Dreams has paved the way for a modest but growing rock scene in the country, which is rebuilding itself after decades of war. The band’s motivation to perform came from their own love for music, but also from a public hunger for a new life after war – a life that included new music and art.
Kabul Dreams released its first full length album in April, 2013, drawing inspiration from bands like the Sex Pistols, Nirvana and Oasis, among others. The album, “Plastic Words,” was mixed by Grammy winning producer Alan Sanderson, and recorded in Afghanistan.
In 2013, Kabul Dreams moved to the United States, where they are currently based in Oakland, California. The band recently finished recording its second album, which was recorded in both Oakland and San Diego.
On January 20, 2017, Kabul Dreams released "Brain Drain," the first single from their new album "MEGALOMANIACS". The band release their new album on FEBRUARY 18, 2017. MEGALOMANIACS is available everywhere (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon and e.t.c)!
Vocals, Guitar / Sulyman Qardash
Bass / Sid Ahmed
Drums / Raby Adib