Our debut album, 'Malingerer', is available!

Our debut album, Malingerer, is out today. This is for everyone who has shown us kindness and supported us so far. It’s about not being afraid to look at things honestly and we hope that whoever needs it finds it.

Thank you to all the people who contributed their time and talent to making it a better record than we could have ever expected. To producer Rob Kirwan for moulding this record with us and not letting us lose sight of why we were making it. To musicians, Robbie Blake and Tonnta, Oisin, Sam, Bill, Paul, Aoife & Ross for bringing the songs to life. Thank you to everyone at Bright Antenna Records for your patience and trust.

To artist Ariel Dill and designer Ben Tousley for giving the music such a beautiful visual counterpart.

And to our family, friends and loved ones for inspiring us to keep going.

Listen to Malingerer here:

"Bonfire" Out Now

Bonfire is based around a pretty simple melody I came up with a few years ago. I kept being drawn back to it periodically and steadily adding and expanding it until it grew out into a full song. Writing it felt like a meditative task - what I’d imagine knitting a scarf is like.

The choir parts were performed by our pals Tonnta, a contemporary choral group from Dublin. The giddiest day of recording for me was probably the first day they came in and sang through their parts. Getting to hear such talented musicians turn all that midi data and notation into music feels like magic. 

The lyrics have to do with doubt and denial and keeping secrets. They’re very loosely based on an old Irish/Welsh myth about rival tribes trying to find out the secret name of the other’s god in order to defeat them.

Listen to Bonfire here: http://smarturl.it/BonfireCCL

Remix Competition

We want to hear your remix of Twins! This is your chance to get your remix commercially released and heard by thousands of people!

Click here to download the stems & enter! 

PRIZES
- $200 cash (Pre-paid Visa)
- Official release everywhere (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc!) 
- Professional mastering
- Signed vinyl from Cloud Castle Lake
- Social support from Cloud Castle Lake & Bright Antenna Records

Submissions and voting close at January 2 2018 at 23:59 PST.

More info here
 

"Twins" OUT NOW

We are excited to finally share our new single, ‘Twins’, with you all! 

 

This song relies on the talents of many skilled musicians we were lucky enough to have play on it:

Sam Comerford on Tenor Sax

Oisín Murtagh on Baritone Sax

Bill Blackmore on Trumpet

Paul Frost on Trombone

Éamonn Cagney on Percussion

The singers of Tonnta - Robbie Blake, Elizabeth Hilliard, Alma Kelliher, Rory Lynch & Michelle O’Rourke

And Ross Chaney on the second duelling drum kit

 

We hope you enjoy!

"Twins" Premiere

Take your first listen to "Twins," premiering now on The Line of Best Fit

The band - now a quartet after the addition of 22-year-old drummer Brendan Doherty - draw from mutual loves of Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Björk, and Aphex Twin, but what they make doesn't really sound like any of their inspirations. Lush neo-classical keys, jazzy brass and beats, incendiary post-rock, and evocative atmospheres all twirl together on "Twins", which is threaded through with Daniel McAuley's vertigo-inducing falsetto.

"'Twins' was initially about the way people present themselves online; declaring yourself part of a group, the need to prove yourself within it and the paranoid narcissism that goes with that," explains McAuley. "In the two years since writing it, it's unexpectedly taken on a much more troubling and urgent meaning."

As the band have moved onwards from their debut EP Dandelion (released in 2014) they have started to venture into fresh territories - the titanic dynamics and structural shifts are hardly gone from their upcoming debut album, due in the near future, but there's a newfound love of the unknown that makes Cloud Castle Lake's new output an invigorating experience.

Check out the full feature here.