Taking their name from a Vladimir Nabokov story, Cloud Castle Lake are driven on by a mish-mash of influences, allowing them to slide easily from freaky krautrock one moment to ethereal shoegaze and epic post-rock, often within the same song. Their sound is also typified by intuitive use of samples, a variety of percussive textures and Daniel McAuley’s distinctive vocals. And, despite the fact they have yet to release any material, they’ve built up quite a reputation for themselves – thanks mainly to their jaw-dropping live sets, which have already earned them spots at the Electric Picnic, Castlepalooza and Hard Working Class Heroes festivals.
Cloud Castle Lake play Whelan’s Ones To Watch on Thursday.
Picture by Cait Fahey.