All Aboard Wanderlust, Cloud Boat.

All Aboard Wanderlust, Cloud Boat.

London duo Cloud Boat are something of a singular proposition, in that they arouse that raw emotivity of post-rock, and relocate its wistful tones and typically sepia hues to the barren desolation of much so-called post-dubstep stuff. Schoolmates and frequent touring buds of he who once regurgitated The Wilhelm Scream, that latter part is therefore of little wonder although as Blake appears to be stuttering somewhat of late, the pair to comprise Sam Ricketts and Tom Clarke continue to chart stupefyingly nebulous realms. And although they’ve here again set coordinates for that same feel, they’re now going full speed ahead by the sounds of forthcoming single Wanderlust: like Do Make Say Think rethought out in a far more contemporary context, elements of the ecclesiastical (not least the sporadic bouts of incantatory chanting to invade midway through) intermingle with hellacious processed moans and guitars drowning in claustrophobic plashes of reverb. Hop aboard, for high praise is surely soon to abound all about the Cloud Boat…

Cloud Boat play a freebie at The Waiting Room March 5th, with Wanderlust released the preceding day on R&S imprint Apollo Records.

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