Sphere of influence: Cloudkicker

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Our first post in the new Sphere of influence series earlier this year was very well received, so here is the next installment! In this series of posts, we'll be showcasing artists with common influences and similar styles. In this one, we're listing some artists whose music is influenced by, has influenced, or just sounds similar to Cloudkicker.

Some of these bands and projects err more on the side of post-rock than progressive metal, but when you think about it, so does a lot of Cloudkicker's music. What all of them have in common is that atmosphere is of paramount importance in their sound. And: no vocals! We hope all Cloudkicker fans will find a couple of new things to enjoy on this list!




Miroist

United Kingdom
Official website / Bandcamp
Facebook

Miroist is all about atmosphere. Fans of Cloudkicker's earlier material cannot miss out on this!


29%, by Miroist



Pillars In The Sky

United Kingdom
Bandcamp
Facebook

Another one for fans of old-style Cloudkicker, but a tad heavier and experimental.




Eschar

United Kingdom
Facebook
Bandcamp

And here's another British artist for good measure! Those guys seem to have this sound down pretty well.




JakeL

Canada
Facebook
Bandcamp

As an artist, JakeL does not just draw inspiration from Cloudkicker's music, but also his approach to distributing it. His Bandcamp page reads: "download it, share it, steal it, burn it. with love".




For Giants

USA
Facebook
Bandcamp

Out of all the bands in this list, For Giants are definitely more on the djenty side, especially the guitar sound. Check them out if that is your thing. We suspect it might be!




Logan

Argentina
Facebook
Bandcamp

The same goes for Argentine solo project Logan, styling itself as 'ambidjent'.




Retinwaav

USA
Bandcamp
Facebook

Walls of sound and blast beats! Retinwaav brings to mind the heaviness of earlier Cloudkicker releases.




Jeremy Pringsheim

United Kingdom
Bandcamp

Wait, another one? The UK is exceptionally well represented on this list!




Soap Revelations

Colombia
Facebook
Bandcamp

What's this? Vocals? Yes, I guess we lied. They just add to the atmosphere though. If you're not convinced, don't worry: all other tracks are instrumental.




PlainFire

USA
Facebook
Bandcamp

A lot of PlainFire's material is more ambient than metal. The heavier parts bring to mind a more traditional post-metal aesthetic championed by Isis and the like.





We hope you enjoyed our compilation of artists that sound like Cloudkicker. Did we miss any great bands that should have been on this list? Let us know in the comments! More 'Sphere of influence' posts are already in the works, so check back soon for more! If you have a great idea for a list, let us know as well.

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I would like to be added to this list! Cloudkicker is a major influence of mine and he recently added my album to his personal recommendations.

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Yeah please, keep it coming !!

Love these series! keep on keeping on!