Cloudkicker returned after four years in August 2019 with a new album called Unending. According to Cloudkicker mastermind Ben Sharp, we won't have to wait another four years for another record.
Sharp said in a statement on Bandcamp that he recently finished a new album called Solitude. The album was written and recorded entirely in quarantine, and features some pretty sweet guest spots from Intronaut guitarist Sacha Dunable "doing cool stuff like slide guitar and mellotron and using all sorts of strange pedals." Cloudkicker and Intronaut previously worked together when Intronaut acted as Cloudkicker's backing band on their only-ever tour in 2014.
Sharp also adds he's working on a vinyl box set.
"Hey, hello," said Sharp. Just wanted to say hi and thanks for everything over the years. I have two things that I’m excited about right now.
"First, I’m going to reissue Beacons, Let Yourself Be Huge, Fade, and Subsume as a 4xLP set. New artwork, audio has been reworked, Subsume has been remastered. 500 copies, hand-numbered, signed. The works. I’d like to do more copies but they’re ridiculously expensive to produce so this will probably be it.
"Second, I finished a new album called Solitude. It’s 49 minutes long and will be a 2xLP. I had 94 straight days at home not working, and this is how I spent it. 8 hours a day, every day. 2 tracks feature Sacha Dunable from Intronaut doing cool stuff like slide guitar and mellotron and using all sorts of strange pedals. The digital version has been mastered by my old friend Erol Ulug from the disgustingly heavy band Teeth. The vinyl is being mastered by Dan Wilburn who mastered the latest Intronaut record.
"I don’t know when these things are going to be released but I’m hoping I can coincide one or both of them with the 10th anniversary of Beacons on 9/16/20.
"Also I am going to make new t shirts soon.
"Thanks again, I hope everyone is doing ok.
Do yourself a favor and go listen to everything Cloudkicker has ever done here.