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Picks: Cloud Control

Picks. A  segment where artists peel the curtain back a little bit on the inspiration and creative processes from their recently released music. This week: Cloud Control. ‘Zone’, the group’s third album, is released this week and signal a shift in sonic creation for the now three-piece. While still retaining their indie-rock breeze and joy, Cloud Control tip into a few more experimental areas of their music and this Picks list shows where the band’s head lies on this new album.

Aphex Twin – Xtal

It’s an old classic… but last year me and this song had a special thing going on. Like, we would hang out in cars late at night. Sometimes with mates, sometimes alone. Sometimes walking along the road. And to be completely honest I’m much more of a fan of the first two minutes than the second half, but it’s still fucking sick.

I<3Makkonnen – Back Again

AKA Superchef Makkonnen. I would always put it on when I got home to chill out. I even taught it to some kids at the music school I work at. It actually works pretty well on guitar. Such good hooks, that bit where he goes, “back back back back back back back again… yeah,” is the best. Seriously if you’re reading this check it out I’m not joking.

Cocteau Twins – Pearly Dewdrops Drops

I could pick any song off any album for these guys. To a lot of people they’re like a sacred band. They remind me of when I lived in London so a lot of memories come up in my brain from this. The vocals are magical but there aren’t any words, so it sort of puts a gloss on anything you might be thinking about.

Seekae – Turbine Blue

I have no idea what this song is about. My flatmate and I put this on repeat when it came out, absolutely rinsed it. I like that about certain songs, when you feel a connection but you don’t really know what it is. This one’s groovy.

‘Zone’ is out this Friday 28 July through Ivy League Records.

Written by Jake Wilton