Altitude & Oxygen is the debut release from Los Angeles-based, Australian singer-songwriter Cleopold, The EP was released on June 10, 2016 through Detail Records, the boutique record label owned and curated by Chet Faker (in partnership with Create/Control in Australia and Downtown Records for the rest of world).
The tracks on the five-song set demonstrate wide-ranging production values and display the varied sides of Cleopold's persona. Written and recorded in Los Angeles in his bedroom, the EP proved to be a cathartic exercise for Cleopold, “Down In Flames” is the acclaimed first single from Altitude & Oxygen, released in 2015. Written in California about a romantic low-point, the single became an instant favourite on Apple’s Beats1, Australia's triple j and LA’s KCRW; was premiered by The Fader; and racked up more than 5 million plays online.
The latest single, “Not Coming Down,” counters the moody R&B of “Down In Flames” with an infectious, West Coast-inspired groove. ‘”Not Coming Down” was premiered internationally by Zane Lowe on Apple’s Beats 1.
In late 2015, Cleopold joined Chet Faker on a sold out tour of Australia. The shows saw him perform for more than 20,000 people on iconic stages including the Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sidney Myer Music Bowl and The Riverstage. In 2016, Cleopold played his Australian EP launch tour, including a sold out hometown show in Melbourne, and a showcase at Big Sound Festival.
In 2016, Cleopold has also played to a crowd of 2,000 at Curve Ball as part of the Vivid Festival in Sydney, a North American tour with AlunaGeorge, Jessy Lanza, and Azizi Gibson, and the Firefly Festival in the US. He then returned for a North American tour, supporting Oh Wonder and Peter Bjorn and John, and performed at Live Out Festival in Mexico.
Look for Cleopold to continue to build on his success as both a recording artist and touring musician in 2017.