CLOUD BOAT release second album MODEL OF YOU today!
London born and bred Sam Ricketts and Tom Clarke begun as part of the generation for whom electronic production and songwriting were no longer separate worlds, like their childhood friend James Blake, apart from Sam and Tom were proud teenage metal fans. What Sam and Tom have done with ‘Model Of You’ is bring their two worlds together to create an album of ambitious proportions which is cleverly delicate and honestly profound.
One listen to ‘Model of You’ tells you that Cloud Boat are not the band they were 12 months ago. Richer, heavier, more adventurous, this is an emotional record that finds Tom and Sam untethering themselves from their past and sailing into deeper waters. The man charged with helping Cloud Boat navigate this new course was Andy Savours, the English producer who’d worked with a number of the pair’s favourite bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Sigur Rós and The Horrors. The three recorded in four London studios, including Crouch End’s The Crypt, part of the same church complex recently acquired by Paul Epworth, and formerly owned by Dave Stewart. “It’s bolder, bigger and more ambitious… if our first album was dark and a little weird, then this feels more optimistic and expansive.” says Sam of ‘Model of You’.
Watch the video for first single ‘Carmine’ here