Silver Clouds is a Winnipeg musical group consisting of Rod Slaughter (Duotang, Novillero), Dave Berthiume (Novillero), Sean Stevens (Novillero, Transonic) and Steve Payne (Boy, Transonic).
In the years between Novillero’s demise and Duotang’s reformation, Duotang/Novillero songwriter Rod Slaughter kept writing, leaving a small pile of songs that had otherwise no home. Twelve pop-infused tracks of disaffection fleshed out with long time friend Dave Berthiaume (Novillero), ranging in topics from a once famous actor’s internal dilemmas to post-World War 1 border security, with lots of songs about just getting on with it in between.
And now, here is Silver Clouds. A band capturing those 12 songs with the help of friends and Winnipeg musical royalty. The record, produced by celebrated engineer Cam Loeppky, features Rod Slaughter on vocals, bass & keyboards and Dave Berthiaume on drums, along with Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities) Rej Ricard (Telepathic Butterflies) and Keri Latimer (Nathan), among others.
And now, with their self-titled debut soon to be released by Winnipeg’s Disintegration Records, the songs are fleshed out live in their current form played by Rod and Dave alongside Novillero band-mate Sean Stevens on guitar and Steve Payne (Boy, Transonic) on bass.
Catchy hip shakers, blistering rock n roll rides and a mess of horns and organs round out a truly special and great indie-pop record.