Cloud influences Plays with Fire album review

Cloud: Top 5 Influences and Digs


Following the release of his new EP ‘Plays with Fire‘, Cloud talks us through the top five influences for the song ‘Mary Goes Mad Again’ and highlights five songs he’s enjoying right now… This is something that an artist should never do, but I’m going to do it anyway. Here are the secret little quotes…

Cloud Plays with Fire new album 2018

Cloud – ‘Plays with Fire’ album review


Audio Antihero Records’ Cloud (or Tyler Taormina to his friends and family) makes a welcome return with ‘Plays with Fire’ – a 32-minute album drenched in hope and nostalgia. A loud burst of feedback signals the start of the opener ‘Happer’s Laugh’; a song full of acoustic strums and white noise effects that evolves into…

Benjamin Shaw – Goodbye, Cagoule World


London’s Benjamin Shaw has released EPs called ‘I Got the Pox, the Pox is What I Got’ and ‘Rumfucker’ in the past, and now he’s following 2011’s debut long-player ‘There’s Always Hope, There’s Always Cabernet’ with the pun-worthy ‘Goodbye, Cagoule World’, a mini album that clocks in at just under half an hour. Bringing up…

Cloud – Comfort Songs


When the opening line of an album is ‘Misery soaked you’, you know you’re in for a heartfelt, passionate and sombre listen and so it goes on the debut album ‘Comfort Songs’ from New York-via-Boston-via-LA resident Cloud (known to his parents as Tyler Taormina). Gravelly vocals and sparse instrumentation feature on the first track ‘Cars…