Share BLISS RELEASE – Cloud Control (Ivy League)
This album will surprise people, with how catchy 60's folk/rock is; it’s a mix between Jefferson Airplane, Peter, Paul & Mary and an everyday soft rock twist. This band of four, from the Blue Mountains on the western fringe of Sydney, have made a name for themselves outside their own backyard, and “Bliss release” has been voted Australian national broadcaster Triple Jay's album of the week.

Cloud Control’s songs have a strong instrumental focus and they often effectively use vocals sounds, giving their album a strong “singer connecting to audience” feel. It makes you feel at ease. The tambourine adds that 60’s dimension to it. Compared to most people’s songs, there are not many lyrics to these, with instrumentals dominating.

Much like Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick and Marty Balin, Cloud Control’s lead singers (Akister Wright, Heidi Lenffer, Jeremy Kelshaw) share the singing, switching between male or female singer to a mix of both. Their singing style is very folkish, soft rock, with great harmonies throughout the album.

When you find a song that has lyrics and both music that are both catchy, you know it’s an all round great song. If this is any indicator for talent then Cloud Control have won, hands down.

Final track “Beast of Love” (which is mainly sung by Heidi Lenffer) is that great song, sounding very much like a modern day Mary Travers. it has a great tune to it, and it’s definitely something you’ll find yourself singing along.

Cloud Control have set a new ‘60’s revival’ trend and I won’t be surprised if you see more young bands following in their footsteps. – Charlotte Regan

 

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