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WHO is dreadlight

Dreadlight is a female, alternative, hard rock duo from Portland, Oregon. Songwriters Kandra Tolvstad (Bass/Vocals) and Toria Beck (Guitar/Vocals) met in high school and began collaborating musically at 14 and 16. Coming from different musical worlds, the duo are developing a unique sound where sweet harmonies soar over heavy instrumentation, an experience pleasantly headbangable.

They have been making their mark in the Northwest scene, playing festivals like Portland Pride 2018 and 2019. They were invited to play the Seattle MoPop Founder's Award Ceremony 2019 and shared the stage with Dave Matthews, Mike McCready and others. In 2022, they were featured as backup vocalists on the debut album of Envy of None - Alex Lifeson of Rush's new project.


The two write from their own experiences, whether that be the dramas of growing up or their struggles with anxiety and depression. They find it important to write about the deeper, more personal topics of life to show people, along with themselves, that they are not alone. Dreadlight strives to inspire people to be mindful of themselves, their mental health, and their communities.

In 2019, they released a triad of EPs Limbo, Dusk, and Dawn. Along with a music video for the single Grenadine. The song has since gained over 1m streams on Spotify. In July 2022 they released the first part of a 3-part album titled Kroma.


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