Formed in the Blue Mountains, Australia, Cloud Control's unique blend of boy/girl harmonies and original indie-pop sounds brought the band rave reviews in their native country for debut LP "Bliss Release". The band possess a very finely crafted songwriting at the core, blending a homage with everyone from Talking Heads to Paul Simon with a more modern indie rock craft and attitude. Comparisons are clear with the likes of Born Ruffians or Modest Mouse, or even with the inflected vocal originality of of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, but ultimately the band possess such a joyful individuality and bag of fiercely brilliant songs that it's only a matter of time before the rest of their world join their legion of homeland fans. This sees a much anticipated London show for the band in support of their debut single, released on Infectious records (temper trap, local natives, etc) at the beginning of November.
We first met Marques as the violinist to Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. Sleeping in our office and touring the UK, at Great Escape we walked past him busking solo in the street to a captive audience (later he revealed the small fortune the people of Brighton bestowed upon him). A stunning musician, we were immediately won over by him in playing within a band (he now also plays with the likes of Mechanical Bride, Bat For Lashes and Holly Miranda) but seeing him both in the Brighton lanes and later at an impromptu appearance at our aftershow party after our Transgressive anniversary show at Union Chapel, it was evident we'd become acquainted with a remarkable talent. Returning here to the UK, Marques is reminscent of Andrew Bird when he sings and plays violin, however there's a great deal more soul music, romance and fantasy involved here. This date follows a invite on word of mouth alone to appear on Later with Jools Holland this week, and it's only a matter of time before he sets the world alight - a truly remarkable musical talent to behold.
PLUS opening the show will be:
Armed with only his voice and a guitar, Jacob Fletcher performs songs that send you back into musical history. Finger picking songs that are simple in their components yet powerful in their delivery, exploring abstracting and minimalism with a sparse, intriguing sound. Based in London, and with 2 releases under his belt an ep and an album from 2007, Fletcher is back with a haunting new array of songs. Previous album ‘All The Dead Roads To The Kingdom’ was written and recorded whilst travelling through Eastern Europe, Russia and the USA. The record draws heavily on influences from all of those places, from the bleak sad beautiful world of ‘Burn’ to the edgy chaotic rhythmic pulse of ‘Don’t Go Down’. Featuring members of The Earlies and Ladytron, the album’s recordings showcase Jacob’s evocative voice and interest in variations of mood dynamics & instrumentation.
Plus Rockfeedback DJs between the bands and before.
The show will be taking place on Thursday 11th November at The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd - Doors are at 7.30pm.
Tickets are available at wegotticketsticketweb and seetickets.