We at Pure M are proud to present “Clouds”; the new single and video from Dublin based band Kingdom of Crows. For the uninitiated among you, the four piece ensemble – featuring Lucy Earley on vocals, Stephen Kelly on guitars and keys, Robert Stanley on bass and Ken McGrath on drums – are an alternative rock act who differentiate themselves from the crowd through their music’s transcendent ambience.

The new track, which is taken from upcoming album The Truth Is The Trip, sails off gently with a mellow, relaxing riff and drum beat. The instruments continue to glide along with a slick and smooth rhythm in conjunction with a haunting melody for the first two minutes or so. The tempo and the pace then begin to pick up as striking guitars and ethereal vocals set in, before eventually slowing back down again. As it drifts towards its conclusion, the vocals and instrumentation retain a hypnotic air, culminating in a reverberating chant that fades out and lingers.

“Clouds” is a very natural progression of the band’s previously released material and a suitable companion piece to previous single, “Dreamless Sleep.” Be sure to check out the video below and while you’re at it, why not head over to the Kingdom of Crows Youtube channel to sample what else they have on offer. You can also keep up to date with news surrounding the release of The Truth Is The Trap and upcoming live performances by liking and following the band on Facebook and Twitter.

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