After premiering their new track for “Dojo Rising” with Pitchfork last week, Cloud Control has now released a brand new video for the same track, which debuted on Noisey yesterday.
“This is our director, Ian Pons Jewell’s, homage to “rubbish clowns,” says drummer Ulrich Lenffer of the video. “He’s living in Bolivia at the moment, and told me that he managed to score the police station and car in return for them buying a trophy for their staff football tournament. He also mentioned that while they were shooting the video, the cops were suiting up to crack skulls at one of the biggest protests of the year- apparently miners were blowing up dynamite in the city and police being taken hostage.”
Watch the video “Dojo Rising” now at http://youtu.be/SGSij0-cljI.
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.
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 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.
Not only is the band slated to perform at CMJ this year, they have just announced a handful of new UK dates as of today, and will be announcing more U.S. dates in the near future. Full details are below.
Cloud Control – UK & Europe tour
Sept 23 XOYO, London
Sept 24 Deaf Institute, Manchester
Sept 25 King Tut’s, Glasgow
Sept 26 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Sept 27 Start the Bus, Bristol
Sept 30 Fleche D’Or, Paris
Oct 1 Botanique Rotonde, Brussels
Oct 2 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
Oct 4 Magnet, Berlin
Oct 5 Molotow, Hamburg