• Date: Thu 2 Nov 2023
  • Venue: Cluny 2
  • Advance tickets: £12.50

Gracing the stages of taste-making festivals Latitude and Connect, and being featured on the soundtrack for Hulu’s hit ‘Normal People’, Cloth are a Glasgow two-piece comprising twins Rachael and Paul Swinton.

With their debut album shortlisted for the 2020 SAY Award and enjoying committed support from Elbow’s Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and BBC Introducing (among many others), the band released their hotly anticipated follow-up album, Secret Measure, in May 2023 via Mogwai’s Rock Action Records.

Produced by Ali Chant (Yard Act, Katy J Pearson), Secret Measure’s 10 meticulously crafted tracks represent a seismic step forward for the band both musically and artistically. As Rachael explains, “we wanted to craft something that sounded huge, leaning into more pop-y influences whilst retaining that sense of intimacy that colours a lot of our music.”

Both bigger in scope and more emotionally direct, Secret Measure “explores the idea of reassurance and learning to accept that, whatever life is throwing at you, things will most likely turn out okay” says Paul. “It’s a hopeful collection of songs exploring the journey from doubt and anxiety to a place where you can sit comfortably with the unknown and know that, whatever you’re feeling, it won’t feel like that forever.”

With a dark, enigmatic music video shot in the dead of night by Bristol’s Clump Collective (Divorce, Katy J Pearson), second single ‘Never Know’ is out now.

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