Thursday, 27 November 2014


Cloakroom are a three-piece emo/shoegaze/slowcore/post-rock band from Indiana that formed in 2012. The band includes singer/guitarist Doyle Martin, who was formerly in Grown Ups, as well as bassist Bobby Markos, who is also in Native. Cloakroom is quite different to its members other projects, though just as phenomenal. The band creates a monstrous instrumental sound, which is constructed by pounding drums, loud, distorted bass, and a massive, distorted, shimmering guitar sound that recalls the greats of shoegaze. Their droning, reverberated vocals sound downtrodden and apathetic, an essential to the slowcore aesthetic. They also utilize numerous dynamics, constantly switching between clean, quiet, and melodic sections to all-out powerful, noisy, fuzzed-out melancholy. Cloakrom consistently create amazing atmospheres that are equally depressing and euphoric. You could think of them as Pedro The Lion meets Jesu meets My Bloody Valentine meets Have A Nice Life, or something of the sort. Definitely check this band out if you're interested in more modern bands such as Whirr, as well as the current collection of Run For Cover bands that have been dominating lately, since Cloakroom are now a a part of that family. Their small discography up to this point is absolutely blistering, so enjoy!

1. Sedimentary
2. E
3. Dream Journal
4. Bending
5. Mind Funeral

1. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle (Nirvana cover)
2. Never Let Me Down Again (Depeche Mode cover)

1. Lossed Over
2. Dream Warden

1. Paperweight
2. Outta Spite
3. Moon Funeral
4. Lossed Over
5. Mesmer
6. Starchild Skull
7. Asymmetrical
8. Clean Moon
9. Sylph
10. Deep Sea Station


  1. Saw them in Detroit last week, awesome group of guys! Great show!

  2. I'm going to see these guys in October, CAN'T WAIT!!!