Lions on the Beach
‘Lions On The Beach’, the lead single on Cloud Boat’s debut release is not your archetypal pop song but it’s still most definitely a pop song. Sam Ricketts’ guitar swathes and Tom Clarke’s haunting vocals pitched deliberately low in the mix, cut through the rolling, precise, drum programming and deadly bottom end. On the flip, ‘Bastion’ reveals Cloud Boat’s more emotive side. That is until the sub sneaks in. The love of enchanting melodies, belies a love of the bass, and it’s this juxtaposition and the lilting tones of the high pitched vocals that encapsulate and unite the tracks on this complex and beautifully programmed single.