It’s been nearly two years since Cloud Control’s last record, and as of today, the band is excited to announce the forthcoming release of their anticipated second album, Dream Cave, due out in the U.S. on September 17th on Votiv. The first track from the album, “Dojo Rising” premiered today on Pitchfork.
Originally hailing from Australia’s Blue Mountains, and now residing in the UK, Cloud Control – made up of Alister Wright, Heidi Lenffer, Ulrich Lenffer and Jeremy Kelshaw – are applying last minute magic to the follow up to 2011’s Bliss Release. Consequence of Sound says of the band’s debut that “Cloud Control masterfully craft their own special brand of folk-infused, psychedelic pop…Bliss Release…not only sticks but stays.” After its release, the album was well received by the likes of Tiny Mix Tapes, NME, MXDWN, and Drowned in Sound, just to name a few.
Additionally, the album won the Australian Music Prize, the antipodean equivalent of the Mercury Prize, and the band spent countless hours in the backs of vans and tour buses notching up over four hundred shows across the globe, including support slots with Vampire Weekend, Weezer and Arcade Fire.
Whereas their debut was ostensibly a home recording (recorded in Jeremy’s parent’s living room), for Dream Cave, Cloud Control escaped to the Kent countryside with producer and mix engineer Barny Barnicott (whose credits include work with Arctic Monkeys, Plan B, Peace and Franz Ferdinand) to capture something utterly unique – an addictive swirl that uniquely blurs together the psychedelic guitar pop and soaring West Coast harmonies of their debut album with warm electronics, programmed loops and reverb-soaked percussion.
The band is gearing up to perform at CMJ this year, and a full tour is due to be announced shortly. With DOJO RISING finally out into the stratosphere, it’s a very exciting time in camp Cloud Control. Front man, Alister Wright’s says of Dream Cave, “We’re all feeling pretty proud of it. I think that’s all you can do, try and make something you like and put it in the world – maybe people will like it, maybe you can change a couple of perspectives.”