Los Angeles-based, Australian singer-songwriter Cleopold announced his debut release Altitude & Oxygen today. The EP will be released June 10 through the boutique record label owned and curated by Chet Faker, Detail Records, and Downtown Records. “Not Coming Down”–his new single with an infectious, West Coast-inspired groove–premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 radio show and can be streamed now below.
Cleopold is also set to kick off his Altitude & Oxygen tour on June 15 at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right, as part of the Neon Gold Popshop. Additional dates include headline shows and shows with AlunaGeorge, Jessy Lanza and Azizi Gibson. See full tour routing below.
The tracks on the five-song EP demonstrate wide-ranging production values and display the varied sides of Cleopold’s persona. Written at his home in Los Angeles with performances recorded in his bedroom, the EP proved to be a cathartic exercise for Cleopold. The EP is available for pre-order via iTunes now.
The release of “Not Coming Down” follows Altitude & Oxygen’s previously released tracks “Down In Flames“ and “Scarlet.” “Down In Flames” was written in California about a romantic low-point, and the single became an instant feature on Apple’s Beats1, Australia’s triple j and LA’s KCRW. The track’s moody R&B resonated with listeners worldwide, racking up more than 2 million plays online in a few months.
While Altitude & Oxygen is Cleopold’s first official release, music fans may recognize his voice from his collaborations with Miami Horror, including the track “Colours In The Sky.” In late 2015, he also joined Chet Faker on a sold out tour of Australia. The shows saw him perform for more than 20,000 people on iconic stages like the Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sidney Myer Music Bowl and The Riverstage.
Look for Cleopold to continue to build on the success of 2015 as he hits his stride as both a recording artist and touring musician in 2016.
Cleopold – Altitude & Oxygen Tour 2016
6/15 New York, NY – Neon Gold Popshop @ Baby’s Alright
6/16 Dover, DE – Firefly Music & Arts Festival
6/17 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (w/AlunaGeorge)
6/18 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club (w/AlunaGeorge)
6/21 Miami, FL – Slap & Tickle and Bardot (DJ set)
6/23 Chicago, IL – East Room
6/24 Austin, TX – Terminal @ Empire Control Room (w/Azizi Gibson)
6/25 San Francisco, CA – Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop (w/Jessy Lanza)
6/26 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
6/27 Los Angeles, CA – It’s A School Night @ Bardot