Majical Cloudz – Childhood’s End


What would it sound like if you fed the National & Nick Cave ice cream sundaes sprinkled with Valium? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to drug The National OR Nick Cave…just drawing a musical simile. Majical Cloudz sound a bit like a lifted version of the National, with the same raspy vocals of Nick Cave but slightly less ominous.

That’s not to say that Childhood’s End is a frivolous affair though. Streaked with a deep minimalism it potently but calmly expresses some heavy themes via poignant lyrics and sinking vocals that waver precariously between a howl and a prayer.With its beguiling depth and intelligence, Childhood’s End fits snugly into the recently carved genre of nouveau pop that’s currently capturing our attention.

Majical Cloudz are Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto, a duo from Montreal who have earnt a reputation as having quite a formidable on stage prescence.  Meanwhile their debut EP, Impersonator is due for release on Matador Records on May 21st.

You can pre-order Impersonator here via itunes.

Words – The Other Jess

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