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Cloud Castle Lake remain singularly impressive on ‘Twins’

Cloud Castle Lake remain singularly impressive on ‘Twins’


Cloud Castle Lake are a band like few others. If melding intricate arrangements with elements of post-rock, neo-classical orchestral lifts and jazz isn’t enough, Daniel McAuley’s falsetto, is one that is higher than the sun compared to others of its ilk.

Truly, a singular band, Cloud Castle Lake’s last output was scoring a ballet called Ballet Atha Cliath.

Now comes news that the four-piece’s long-in-gestation debut album via Bright Antenna Records is coming in 2018 and the band have released their most-fully realised track in a long time in ‘Twins’, an ambitious song with brass momentum and that falsetto swirling amidst the track.

Cloud Castle Lake - "Twins" (Official Visualizer)

The song was produced by Rob Kirwan (Hozier, PJ Harvey)

“Twins was initially about the way people present themselves online; declaring yourself part of a group, the need to prove yourself within it and the paranoid narcissism that goes with that. In the two years since writing it, it’s unexpectedly taken on a much more troubling and urgent meaning.” Explains the band’s lead-man/vocalist Daniel McAuley.

Cloud Castle Lake are Daniel McAuley, Brendan William Jenkinson, Rory O’Connor and Brendan Doherty.,

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