Gadget and the Cloud
Cork, County Cork
Gadget and the Cloud is a downtempo electronic act hailing from Cork. Combining simple ambient vibes with subdued, atmospheric beats, she makes songs to sadly dance to. Over the last three years, her music has travelled between ambient soundscapes to experimental beats from her early EP, October 31st to recent singles off her debut album, Songs For Sad People To Dance To. Off the back of praise from the likes of Peter Curtin on RTE 2XM and Cian Ó Cíobháin from An Taobh Tuathail, Gadget and the Cloud has played sets at Sounds From A Safe Harbour x DDRxPlugd, Electric Picnic, Townlands Carnival, CorkLovesMusic, Cork Sound Fair, Open Ear Festival, Nialler9 & Homebeat's FUTUREPROOF and a recent support slot for Negative Gemini.
Anyone can enjoy Gadget and the Cloud’s cross-meshing of melodies and percussion. Often, the songs take a new direction halfway through, fans of Boards of Canada will understand the purpose of sparse synth melodies, and bedroom pop enthusiasts will appreciate chirps from clipped vocals and 8-bit sound effects. - The 405
With the release of debut full-length ‘Songs for Sad People to Dance To’, a meeting of gentle, retro-informed ambience and subtle nods to the wider dance frame of reference, Doherty finally expands on her influences. - Nialler9
"The Cork native has a clear preference for the experimental, pushing electronic sounds into ever more interesting settings. Despite the relatively youthful age of the project, the diversity of sound on display from her releases to date, is rather breathtaking. This is the sound of after hours and early mornings; peaceful, reflective and sombre." - Barry Gruff
"On their debut EP ‘october 31st’, Gadget and The Cloud lay the wildtrack of an imagined life – from the cliffhanger moments, to the monotonous, with stare-into-space segues sandwiched in between." - GoldenPlec