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Cloud Control Launch Second LP Nationally

News posted Thursday, June 27 2013 at 12:00 PM.
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Cloud Control Launch Second LP Nationally

Fresh from their set at Splendour in the Grass, Cloud Control will head out on a 14-date Australian tour this August and September.

The Blue Mountains four-piece have just returned from a stint in the UK to release their long-awaited second album Dream Cave, the follow-up to 2010’s Australian Music Prize-winning Bliss Release.

Speaking with with M+N sister site FasterLouder about the new record, frontman Alister Wright said: “To me it doesn’t really feel like we’ve changed that much, but we’re just letting through a bit more of that [electronic] element,” Wright said. “A song like ‘Gold Canary’ – on our last album – it was pretty hip-hop, it’s based around a drum beat. The only difference is this time we’re letting those influences come to the front a little bit more.”

Wright, however, stopped short of calling the album “dark.” “I think just saying ‘darker’ would be a bit reductive. Without you hearing it, it’s hard to say. There is some stuff on there that’s darker maybe, but it’s a little bit funny as well. I can remember recording it and just having a giggle because I was just like, ‘Oh that’s just really silly.’ It sounds pretty emotional when you hear it so I’m not really sure, but I feel like it’s more playful. It’s maybe more open.”

We got our first taste of the new record when the band released the single ‘Dojo Rising’ last month. Dream Cave will be released on August 19 via Ivy League. It was recorded in a “little studio” in the middle of Kent, England, with UK producer Barny Barnicott (Coldplay, Turin Brakes).

Support on the tour will come from Sydney band Palms. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 3.

Wednesday, August 21 – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba
Thursday, August 22 – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
Friday, August 23 – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday, August 24 – Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra
Wednesday, August 28 – ANU, Canberra
Friday, August 30 – The Gov, Adelaide
Saturday, August 31 – The Capitol, Perth
Wednesday, September 4 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Thursday, September 5 – Star Bar, Bendigo
Friday, September 6 – The Forum, Melbourne
Saturday, September 7 – Republic Bar, Hobart
Tuesday, September 10 – Wollongong Uni Bar, Wollongong
Wednesday, September 11 – Bar On The Hill, Newcastle
Thursday, September 12 – The Metro Sydney

(From FasterLouder)


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Your Comments

blacklight  said about 2 years ago:

It's undeniably a good song. Well produced and nice changes.

But these bands - Cloud Control, Mumford and Sons, Mandagi and Sons, Snow Patrol, etc - they all share the same formula for their clips.

Cute kid. CHECK
Slow motion. CHECK
High production values. CHECK
'International' feel involving a foreign location (preferably a developing nation). CHECK
No clear view of the band. CHECK
Hyper-emotional and soporific storyline. CHECK

Anyway, it'll soon be soundtracking the footy and Lux Interior is dead.


mule  said about 2 years ago:

video clip advice with teenage mothers. ha! what would tm do if they had 200 k for a video clip?

blacklight  said about 2 years ago:

Answer: Build an amazing skatepark....shoot some crappy clip in the skatepark....then keep the skatepark.

mule  said about 2 years ago:

believe it or not i initially wrote 'can't involve skatepark' but thought i'd let it play out. you could probably shoot JK out of a canon for 200k? he would have a safety net of course.

Mess+Noise  said about 2 years ago:

first we'd have to canonise JK, before we consider shooting him out of it

carwashhair  said about 2 years ago:

^^ bwaha. I think the spirit of KRudd is within you, M+N. Cookin' with gas.

blacklight  said about 2 years ago:

Ha ha. Mule reads my mind (or what is left of it).

lolsmith  said about 2 years ago:

Anyway, it'll soon be soundtracking the footy and Lux Interior is dead.

It's ok 2 b jealous bb :')

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sudden inexplicable urge to listen to cloud control

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it is important 4 u to feel ur not alone
even though you are actually on ur own on this one

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i thank u

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