Afghan Indie Rock from Kabul Dreams

Kabul Dreams brings indie rock to Afghanistan with their single “Bomb Blast” and tracks like “Plastic Words.”

A mix between the intense guitar riffs and vocal cadence of The Vines, a harsher Thomas Mars-esque voice, and occasional hints of traditional Afghan rubab-style strumming (2:30 mark of “Plastic Words”), Kabul Dreams straddles ancient influences and modern indie styles. You can even hear influences of Billy Corgan/Smashing Pumpkins, specifically “Cherub Rock” riff sequences, in “Plastic Words.”