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Eat Your Own Ears are thrilled to announce Cloud Boat at St Pancras church.
Apollo present the beautiful debut LP ‘Book of Hours’ from Cloud Boat aka London duo Sam Ricketts and Tom Clarke. This deep and dreamy debut brilliantly showcases them as part of a generation for whom electronic production and songwriting are far from separate worlds similar to childhood friend James Blake. Soft-edged but monumentally huge bass tones in ‘Youthern’ support Sam’s Ennio Morricone-esque guitars and Tom’s velvety folk lament. ‘Drean’ is even more bare, a fingerpicked acoustic ballad with insidious waves of background guitar that well up, sounding both ancient and sci-fi despite having none of the obvious signifiers of ‘futuristic’ electronica. On ‘Wanderlust’ Tom hits a liturgical tone, a hymnal yearning filling the song as a cloud of Burial-like crackles rise up around it creating pressure despite their delicacy and showing how it’s possible for Cloud Boat to maintain intensity with the most unlikely source materials.
“‘Book of Hours’ is a record that bares its soul, and not only that, but reveals a soul so dense and thoughtful you could stare into it for hours.” – Dummy, album of the week
“As far as albums go, its 100% one of the best albums this year to date, and as far as debut albums go, it’s 100% one of the best ive ever heard.” – The 405 – 8/10
Please note this show has moved from St John’s on 3rd of October to St Pancras on the 6th. Original tickets remain valid. Please contact point of purchase if you cannot make the new date.