CLOUD CONTROL | New album ‘ZONE’ out tomorrow + release video for ‘Treetops’ + announce TINY LITTLE HOUSES as main support for ‘ZONE’ tour next month

by the partae


To celebrate tomorrow’s release of Cloud Control’s incredible third album ZONE, the band has released the video for their tasty, beat-driven banger ‘Treetops’ and you can see it right here:

Produced by Cloud Control and George Nicholas (Seekae),  a good friend of the band who also mixed the track. ‘Treetops’ was written and tracked in a beach shack near Forster on the NSW north coast; the breezy beach vibes creeping into the song via the carefree vocal melodies that adorn the track’s undeniable groove.

The video that accompanies the track, shot during the time the band spent in that Forster house, where ‘Treetops’ came to life.

In singer/keyboardist Heidi Lenffer’s own words:

“It’s (‘Treetops’) about the feeling of being expanded by another person. I started with the lyric “you cover everything like the atmosphere around me”, which was inspired by Anais Nin, describing how her partner “covers me like the sky”. And then we just followed that expansive, elevating motion of a slow growth relationship; like a really old tree and the sky.

It features a 4-hand Juno performance, where Ul and I ad-libbed together on the rhythmic keys bass, first as a joke, but then it became the backbone of the song. We wanted to create a vibe that sounded like a song that gets played near the end of a chill house party.”

Out tomorrow, 1st of September, the band’s third album ZONE was produced by front-man Alister Wright in a series of DIY home studios where the band set up camp over the last three years.

This is an album the band couldn’t have made any other way. “Going into a studio on someone else’s money, being forced to write songs this way or that way, on deadline – all of that can be really difficult, especially for Al,” Ulrich says. “But buying all our own gear this time, recording the album, producing it, mixing it ourselves – that freedom became a powerful force.”

On this album they were freer with their direction and influences than ever before and slowly but surely they found their balance as a trio, and rediscovered their zone.

In that, ZONE represents the full record: the band at their rawest, most inventive and most evolved,  but still unmistakably Cloud Control.

FBI – Album Of The Week
“ZONE sees an emboldened Cloud Control at their most personal and cohesive. Brimming with energy and colour, the album delivers infectiously tight beats, playful synths and slick riffs. The record is an impressive exercise of rediscovery – a blissful embodiment of the band’s new sense of freedom and tenacity.” – FBI

With the national ZONE album tour kicking off next month, Cloud Control has just announced that they will be joined on the road by Melbourne indie-rockers Tiny Little Houses, whose new single ‘Garbage Bin’ is currently being rinsed on national airwaves. Having just completed their own sold-out single tour, Tiny Little houses will join the band for the full run of dates as  main support.

With very special guests Tiny Little Houses

Tickets on sale now | All shows 18+
For tickets & full tour info, click here

Fri 22 Sept | The Metro, Sydney NSW
Tickets here

Sat 23 Sept | The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Tickets here

Thu 28 Sept | The Croxton, Melbourne VIC
Tickets here

Fri 29 Sept | The Gov, Adelaide SA
Tickets here

Sun 1 Oct | Badlands, Perth WA
Tickets here

ZONE tracklist:

  1. Zone (This Is How It Feels)
  2. Treetops
  3. Rainbow City
  4. Panopticon
  5. Lights On The Chrome
  6. Goldfish
  7. Lacuna
  8. Mum’s Spaghetti
  9. Summer Rave
  10. Find Me In The Water

ZONE – Cloud Control
Out tomorrow, Friday 1 September 2017, through Ivy League Records
Pre-order available here


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