“Malingerer” by Cloud Castle Lake

"Malingerer" by Cloud Castle Lake is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day'
Cloud Castle Lake

Irish band, Cloud Castle Lake have released the title-track from their debut album Malingerer. The full-length is due out on April 20th via Bright Antenna Records. The eight-track album was produced by Rob Kirwan (PJ Harvey).

Daniel McAuley on Malingerer:

“Malingerer started out as a recording of Brendan J just messing around on a piano through a cool echo effect. There was a mood to it that was instantly very inspiring. As we fleshed it out into a song we constantly referred back to the early recordings to make sure we maintained that feeling. One of the reasons it has such a bonkers structure is that we wanted each section to flow into the next and progress without losing that initial spark. A big goal of the album was to get closer to our most honest and original sound together. We consider it the one that best articulates that. I did that textbook thing and went off to a remote cabin to try write. It was in the middle of nowhere in Donegal, no running water or electricity and at the tail end of a January storm so I went a little bit crazy there and the lyrics absorbed a lot of that.”

Cloud Castle Lake’s music has been described as Equal parts pastoral folk and soaring post-rock crescendos, Cloud Castle Lake comprises of Daniel McAuley, Brendan William Jenkinson, Rory O’Connor and Brendan Doherty and often features additional collaborative musicians. Hailing from Dublin, the band has supported touring acts such as Glasser, Lisa Hannigan and Nigel Godrich’s Ultraísta.

Cloud Castle Lake

1. Twins
2. Bonfire
3. Malingerer
4. Genuflect
5. Fern
6. A Monument
7. Two Birds
8. Koi Pond