Photos –Â Cloud Control at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Jan 16 2014
– photos by Kirk Chantraine
Cloud Control at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Thursday night.
The Australian band is on tour for its latest album, Dream Cave. It’s the follow-up to the quartet’s 2010 debut, Bliss Release.
Dream Cave was produced by Barny Barnicott, whose credits include Spiritualized, Temper Trap, Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys.
Writing at Popmatters.com, John Bergstrom says of the new record: “The first Cloud Control album,Â Bliss Release, relied a bit too much on the eccentric yet melodic Robert Forster-penned songs from fellow Australians and cult favorites the Go-Betweens.Â Dream CaveÂ is far less self-conscious than its predecessor… By the time it all fades into the lingering sound of water dripping off stalactites at the end of the tender, almost doo-wop title track,Â Dream CaveÂ has taken you on a ride with far more jolts and twists than “Dojo Rising” [the opening track] might have suggested. The brilliance of it is it’s a ride you can’t wait to invest the effort in again.”
Cloud Control’s members include Alister Wright, Heidi Lenffer, Ulrich Lenffer and Jeremy Kelshaw.