Dublin crew Cloud Castle Lake today unleash potent new number "Twins" and the gorgeous accompanying visuals.
The band - now a quartet after the addition of 22-year-old drummer Brendan Doherty - draw from mutual loves of Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Björk, and Aphex Twin, but what they make doesn't really sound like any of their inspirations. Lush neo-classical keys, jazzy brass and beats, incendiary post-rock, and evocative atmospheres all twirl together on "Twins", which is threaded through with Daniel McAuley's vertigo-inducing falsetto.
"'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," explains McAuley. "In the two years since writing it, it's unexpectedly taken on a much more troubling and urgent meaning."
As the band have moved onwards from their debut EP Dandelion (released in 2014) they have started to venture into fresh territories - the titanic dynamics and structural shifts are hardly gone from their upcoming debut album, due in the near future, but there's a newfound love of the unknown that makes Cloud Castle Lake's new output an invigorating experience.