Cloud Control – Dojo Rising

Don’t be fooled by the fact that Soundcloud insists Cloud Control from London; this band is definitely home-grown, hailing from the Blue Mountains where they all met at the rehearsals for a production of the Pirates of the Penzance. Since their formation in 2005, Cloud Control have been making steady progress into the limelight and their newest single, Dojo Rising is looking like another step in the right direction.

Dojo Rising is a fine downer hymn, a small, grey, circling cloud of tremulous guitar and steady, splattering cymbals. “I could beat myself down/ You don’t need to bother,” Wright sings in a voice that suggests he’s already made serious headway in that respect – Pitchfork

It has all the typical marks of Cloud Control, slightly drifting and morose but managing to pull you in regardless; the release,

has a new confidence and grace to it while retaining their slightly detached and dreamy mood – Drum Media

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The band used the funds from their 2011 Australian Music Prize to pitch up in the UK  countryside and record their upcoming album (of which Dojo Rising is the first single). The release should follow on from their appearance at Splendour in the Grass at the end of this month, possibly coinciding a launch with their only other announced show in Paris this September.

If Dojo Rising is anything to go by, we might be in for something special with the new album so keep your eyes and ears peeled.



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