:: I’ll be on holidays when the album arrives, and I really can’t wait to get my hands on the vinyl LP and listen to the entire album when I return!
It’s very hard to put in words what Cloud Boat’s music means to me. I first heard them live opening for James Yuill in late 2011 and magic is heavily sensible in every track they create. Only fourteen months ago, the London-based electronica duo of Tom Clarke and Sam Ricketts released their highly anticipated (and critically acclaimed) full-length debut Book of Hours, easily outperforming my expectations. Now, the two already have their sophomore LP Model Of You ready for release and I expect nothing short of perfection.
Model Of You is officially released in the UK/Europe tomorrow (July 07, 2014) via Apollo Records. North American release follows on July 14. The album will be available as digital download (mp3/apple lossless/flac), CD and limited edition red double 12″ vinyl (including download in a format of your choice. You can buy/order your copy of Model Of You directly from Cloud Boat’s Store.
The album was recorded by Cloud Boat with the help of English producer Andy Savours who has previously worked with the duo’s favourite bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Sigur Ròs and The Horrors.
Hideaway is the new and second single taken from Model Of You after the previously released Carmine. It’s a breathtaking beauty and you can stream it above. Cloud Boat are having a handful of European festivals ahead and they’ll be playing a string of UK shows in October. You can check out the upcoming dates below and listen to a preview of the album track Glow. The official video for Carmine is directed by Chris Toumazou and produced by COMPULSORY, check it out below too.
Back In April, Tom and Sam did a fantastic guest mix for Nothing But Hope And Passion (NBHAP). You definitely should check out these 30 minutes of grooving electronica over at NBHAP.
04. Portraits Of Eyes
05. Bricks Are For
06. The Glow
07. Golden Lights
09. Thoughts In Mine
10. Told You
11. All Of My Years
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sat 26 Jul 2014 // Berlin, Germany // Greenville Festival
Sun 27 Jul 2014 // Sheffield, UK // Tramlines 2014
Mon 04 Aug 2014 // Stockholm, Sweden // Lydmar Hotel
Sat 04 Oct 2014 // Brighton, UK // Bermuda Triangle
Sun 05 Oct 2014 // Birmingham, UK // The Yardbird
Tue 07 Oct 2014 // Bristol, UK // The Louisiana
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
More ‘Cloud Boat’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Mar 22 − New Single: Carmine (2014/03/24) [Limited Free Download]
2013, Apr 19 − Debut Album: Book of Hours (2013/05/27)
2013, Feb 28 − New Single: Dréan (2013/03/04)
2013, Jan 19 − New Single: Wanderlust [Official Video]
2012, Dec 14 − New Song: I Left for a Reason (It Escapes Me Now) [Download]
2011, Nov 14 − Music Pickings Interview 001: Cloud Boat (November 10, 2011)
2011, Nov 05 − Bastion (Filmed exclusively for i-D Magazine)
2011, Oct 13 − Lions On The Beach
2011, Oct 06 − Bastion