Review // Cloud Boat – Book of Hours

cloudboatCloud Boat – Book of Hours

Apollo Records // Out Now
Tom Clarke and Sam Ricketts (not the Bolton Wanderers defender) aka Cloud Boat bring us an intoxicating debut album. Bedroom electronica, dabbed with intricate guitar work and soaring vocals, mix together to create a truly engaging listen. From the dreamy soft-edged beats of ‘Lions On The Beach’ through the wavering bass of ‘Bastion’ to the harrowing acoustic closer ‘Kowloon Bridge’, it’s a record that never quite sits still long enough for you to appreciate it in its entirety. Once you’ve got your head round the varying sounds, it works its unrelenting charm on your ears.

Jack McKenna