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THIS GIG HAS BEEN

CANCELLED

REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE

MCD.ie presents

CLOUD BOAT

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As teenagers, north London-based producers Tom Clarke and Sam Ricketts played in metal bands and were also into post-rock. While attending separate universities, they got into electronic music, with Ricketts particularly taken by cutting-edge London club nights such as FWD>> and DMZ. Once they finished their studies, they worked as a duo with new inspirations. As Cloud Boat, they made their debut in 2011 on the reactivated R&S label; the ‘Lions on the Beach’ 10″ offered a hybrid of downcast dubstep and melancholy folk, somewhere between Burial and Hood. Their lone recorded activity in 2012 was a lurching ambient remix of My Panda Shall Fly and Benjamin Jackson’s ‘Data-Module’. In 2013, they re-appeared with the 10″ ‘Wanderlust’, as well as the album ‘Book of Hours’, for R&S’ Apollo subsidiary.

Now Cloud Boat are back for 2104 with their second album, following last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Book Of Hours’ debut. One listen to ‘Model Of You’ tells you that Cloud Boat are not the same band they were 12 months ago. Richer, heavier, more adventurous. This is an emotional record untethering themselves from the past sailing into deeper waters.The man charged with helping Cloud Boat navigate this new course is Andy Savours, the English producer who has worked with the pair’s favourite bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Sigur Rós and The Horrors. The result is a dramatic body of work destined for further greatness.

TICKETS – CANCELLED

€15 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings), ticket prices may vary when purchased from other outlets. Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).