Amsterdam based indie folk duo Showdog are back with a new single, Cloudy Day. Sander van Munster (No Ninja Am I) and Gijs Kerkhoven (Gish) keep it simple with acoustic guitar and a bass line a la The Cure, safe for a loud outburst of feedback. Inserting this racket gives the song a kick in the butt, but it might be bit too much for fans of soft spoken, intimate songs.
The track was recorded by Jan Schenk (Hospital Bombers), with Gijs Kerkhoven on the mixing desk and Martijn Groeneveld handling the mastering. A+ for clarity and separation and fingers crossed that this is not a one-off release. A follow-up for their 2009 self-titled LP is long overdue.