Written by: Alex Green
Photo courtesy of Cloud Castle Lake
Cloud Castle Lake have announced a series of limited U.S. dates later this month.
The five-date trek will find the band making stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Massachusetts and New York.
The band will also appear on Alex Green’s radio show Stereo Embers: The Podcast.
The Dublin outfit’s 2014 Dandelion EP turned plenty of heads and their Rob Kirwan-produced debut album will be out later this year. The legendary Irish producer has worked with everyone from Hozier to P.J. Harvey.
In addition to recording their full-length record, Cloud Castle Lake found time to score a short film (Ballet Átha Cliath) that was directed by Howard Jones and choreographed by the Irish ballerina Zoë Ashe-Browne.
Of the band’s new single “Twins,” SEM’s Senior Editor Dave Cantrell gushed: “When the first listen to a song raises shivers of joy up and down your arms, you know you’re in some special territory. Not since Northern Arms have I felt this sense of compositional completeness, as if the track’s very essence presented itself fully formed like a Stephen Dedalus fever dream. Cloud Castle Lake. Remember that name like you remembered the name Cocteau Twins, but be prepared to jettison your love for the latter for the glowingly luminous loveliness of that former. We’re in a new consciousness here and we should all rejoice.”
Cloud Castle Lake North American Tour Dates:
1/29 – Hotel Café – Los Angeles, CA
1/30 – Brick and Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
2/1 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
2/5 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
2/6 – Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY