Cloud Boat Announce New Double A-side Single 'Wanderlust / Drean' Released March 4th 2013

Cloud Boat Announce New Double A-side Single 'Wanderlust / Drean' Released March 4th 2013

Cloud Boat Announce New Double A-side Single 'Wanderlust / Drean' Released March 4th 2013

Occupying the nocturnal space between the poignant maximalism of Tim Buckley and the codeine beats of Mount Kimbie, Cloud Boat - aka British duo Sam Ricketts and Tom Clarke - bring a gorgeously original and soulful new slant to electronica with "Wanderlust/ Drean", the new double A-Side single from their upcoming debut LP, to be released on R&S sister label Apollo Records later in the year.  In support of the release the band also embark on a UK tour in March, beginning on the 5th at London's Waiting Room.

The first time we heard of Cloud Boat, of course, was with their R&S single "Lions On the Beach", an iridescent slice of folk-spliced 2-step electronica, shimmering and swooning in all the right places. Making the short hop from R&S to the reactivated sister label Apollo, therefore, seems a natural progression, as their music continues the lineage of classic, experimental records from the likes of Aphex Twin, Mark Van Hoen and Biosphere. Certainly, as proven by their tantalising first taster "I Left For A Reason (It Escapes Me Now)", which went online at the end of 2012, Ricketts and Clarke have definitely not lost their knack at teasing out a gleaming, off-kilter track.

The easy place to go with "Wanderlust/ Drean" is emotion - Clarke's warm, richly expressive vocals ebb and flow beautifully over haunting lyrics like "you won't find home again, my son" - but the music as a whole signifies anything but easy listening. The instrumentation surrounding it is equal parts sparse, experimental yet powerfully resonant, from the humid beats to Ricketts' languidly affecting guitar licks, pointing as much to the future as it does to past greats like Steve Reich and Philip Jeck. Ultimately, for what can ostensibly be classified as electronic music, this double A-Side single is a delicate, intimate affair, a beautifully sustained exercise in mood and tension and far more precious and intriguing a record than most others right now.

Don't miss the live dates,  listed below.

TRACKLISTING
A.    Wanderlust
AA . Drean

FORTHCOMING LIVE DATES
MARCH:
05 -  London,  Waiting Room
06 -  Birmingham,  Bulls Head
07 -  Manchester,  Trof
09 -  Bristol,  Start The Bus




MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.cloudboat.co.uk
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Dark Drama 'The Riot Club' Is Never Dull, But Lacks Bite

The Riot Club, formerly known as 'Posh' and based on Laura Wade's 2010 play...

Dark Drama 'The Riot Club' Is Never Dull, But Lacks Bite

Aphex Twin - Syro Album Review

If you're even remotely into electronic music, then you are more than likely to know who Aphex Twin is. After becoming...

Aphex Twin - Syro Album Review

Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams Set for Channel 4 'Cyber Bullying' Drama

Maisie Williams, best known for playing Arya Stark in HBO's Game of Thrones...

Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams Set for Channel 4 'Cyber Bullying' Drama

Reaper - Trailer

The Reaper (Mike Michaels) was formerly an ordained minister before embarking on a rampant killing spree with...

Reaper Trailer

Adam Duritz Of Counting Crows Talks Of Liberation, Fun And Childhood Fascinations

Counting Crows have delighted us with their first album release since...

Adam Duritz Of Counting Crows Talks Of Liberation, Fun And Childhood Fascinations

Ringo Deathstarr - Live Review

The Sabotage Club in Lisboa has all the trappings of the typical toilet circuit venue, if you were to disregard a decade...

Ringo Deathstarr supported by The Telescopes, NAAM,  11th September 2014, Lisboa Sabotage Club Live Review

'X-Men: Deadpool' Set For 2016, Ryan Reynolds Likely to Star

X-Men: Deadpool, a project that has long been in development for Twentieth...

'X-Men: Deadpool' Set For 2016, Ryan Reynolds Likely to Star

Ben Whishaw Lands Starring Role in BBC Thriller 'London Spy'

Ben Whishaw, the British actor who played Q in Skyfall and who portray the...

Ben Whishaw Lands Starring Role in BBC Thriller 'London Spy'

Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke: The Best of Dolly Parton Album Review

Dolly Parton is an international treasure - and a rare breed, at that. She is a...

Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke: The Best of Dolly Parton Album Review
Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All