Live Review: Cloud Control - The Electric Ballroom

Cloud Control brought their unique style of psychedelic folk-pop up to Camden to play the Electric Ballroom in a series of gigs organised by NME, which see’s the likes of The Drums, Tune Yards and Black Keys play a number of London and UK venues and see’s the continuation of their tour of the successful debut, Bliss Release.  To a thumping un-realised Introduction, the smokey strobe filled haze reveals four figures bouncing and dancing  as the ballroom wakes up. As ‘Meditation song’  kicks in the four figures are revelled with bassist Jeremy Kelshaw, lurching back and forth as if he longed to be in the Quo and Heidi Lenffer neatly swinging her tambourine in every plane. The familiar riff and howl of ‘This is what i said’  made sure the the floor got bouncing and a Alister Wright whipping the crowd up to join in the harmonies in front of a warming glow. The set  was broken up by a placid, electrified ‘My Fear’ and a new track titled ‘Dojo Rising’ that could well be featuring on the forthcoming, yet to be worked on, album. The well respected thud of ’Gold Canary’ brought the crowd back into line which saw the Blue Ridge Mountain four piece leading the phsyc  screams, the chorus being echoed from every corner of the venue. The set ended on the tribal Ghost Story, the beat pulsating through the crowd, floor and every pint glass, once again the haze consumed the shadows as the ballroom carried on the atmosphere along with encor’s from a dazling Kid Cudi cover and another album topper, ‘Buffalo Country’.  A well rounded, rockier and kaleidoscopic performance.

Set List

Intro (Unreleased)
Meditation Song
This is what i said
Death Cloud
My Fear
Rolling Stones
Just for now
Dojo Rising (Unreleased)
Gold Canary
There’s nothing in the water…
Ghost Story

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Pursuit of Happiness (Cover - Kid Cudi)
Buffalo Country

Image from Drowned in Sound

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