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A gorgeous, warm glow settles over “Youthern/ Hammerspace”, the new single from London duo Cloud Boat, two beautiful, brittle, ballads which are as lovely as they are luminiscent, as if lit gloriously from within.

With their previous double A-side “Wanderlust/ Drean” and last year’s teaser track “I Left For A Reason (It Escapes Me Now)” earning them plaudits from the likes of Pitchfork, Dummy, The Line of Best Fit and The Fader, Cloud Boat are slowly but surely carving out a distinctive path for themselves as purveyors of gorgeous, shattered-heart soul bar none. Their new double A-side single, “Youthern/ Hammerspace” continues that journey, combining majestic, choral soundscapes with alluring, fractured beats to devastating effect, and is yet another reason why their forthcoming album Book of Hours is destined to be one of the most stunningly, exquisitely heart wrenching albums you’ll hear in 2013.

Cloud Boat have also been making rare live outings this year, pulling in captivated audiences in London, Manchester and Birmingham with their compellingly unique strain of electronica. There will be another chance to see the band in all their enthralling glory come May, when they play a special show at the Lexington with their equally ascendant labelmate Nadine Shah.

Stream “Youthern” at Gorilla vs Bear now.


Cloud Boat
Youthern / Hammerspace Single
(Apollo Records)
Street Date: May 20, 2013

A. Youthern
AA. Hammerspace


Cloud Boat
Book of Hours
(Apollo Records)
Street Date: May 27, 2013

1. Lions On The Beach
2. Youthern
3. Bastion
4. Dréan
5. Amber Road
6. You Find Me
7. Wanderlust
8. Godhead
9. Pink Grin I
10. Pink Grin II
11. Kowloon Bridge


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