Supporting slots for James Blake, some Radio One play and a fan in the form of Rob Da Bank; considering Cloud Boat seem to have been around for less than a few months, they appear to be developing a fanbase and success that many bands can only dream of. And they do make dreamy music. Sauntering beats that shudder with an unsettling sense of the netherworld, utilising haunting vocal samples and mixes to amplify an already astral sound. There are moments of Mogwai, ticks of Vangelis and tocks of Radiohead, uniting to cement a sonic effect that bewilders, beguiles and mesmerises from the get go. Live dates across the UK are upcoming. You can visit them by heading to