Crack Cloud – Pain Olympics

Driven by the type of meaning that only arrives courtesy of intense back stories, the Crack Cloud collective have cultivated a heady reputation in the underground music press not just as a relentless group of artists but also for their interesting new wave/post punk sound.  Whilst their 2018 live, seven-piece, outing at The Cluny showcased more of the post-punk/guitar sides of their music, Pain Olympics, their debut album, provides an opportunity for more of their keyboard/loops/electronic/hip-hop elements to shine.   

Driven by a Devo meets Bad Audio Dynamite ability to combine intelligent pop-funk with interesting samples and layered textures, Pain Olympics is a master work in production and ability to combine smart pop with interesting art.