CMU Approved

Approved: Cloud Boat

By | Published on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Cloud Boat

From Lone to Pariah, the resurgent R&S label has been responsible for some of the most thrilling electronic music of recent years.

Among the label’s new breed of artists are Cloud Boat (London duo Sam Ricketts and Tom Clarke). Their new single ‘Carmine’ contains a dubstep kernel, but is awash with mellifluous Cocteau Twins style guitars, shimmering ambience and fragile vocals, making the whole thing sound strangely reminiscent of David McAlmont’s ethereal first band Thieves.

‘Carmine’ is taken from their as-yet-unnamed new album (the follow up to last year’s debut ‘Book Of Hours’), which will be released on R&S/Apollo Records in the summer. The duo are touring the UK in March and April, meanwhile ‘Carmine’ is available on SoundCloud now: