Bright Antenna Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
As fashionable as it is these days to dislike Radiohead, they’re still worn on the sleeves of a few courageous outfits. Dublin-based Cloud Castle Lake is one of them. In their debut LP Malingerer can be heard post-Kid A RH textures, as well as the sprawled stylings of Spirit of Eden-era Talk Talk. The irrepressible falsetto of singer Daniel McAuley’s Jimmy Somerville-esque voice rounds off the mixture.
- Vinyl Double LP (0858320007052)
If you watch the video about the making of Flagship's new record, basically all you will learn is that half the band worked at Chick-Fil-A as teenagers. Here are some further details though: this soft-spoken band of dudes make emotive folk rock with clean riffs and brooding vocals, switching up between widescreen sounds influenced by Coldplay to sparser pop tunes. They take bands like Grizzly Bear as their influences, but also reflect bands with grander, more arena-oriented ambitions, such as Elbow and U2.