Musical duos are hip right now. There’s even a festival dedicated to them with Anaheim’s 2 Piece Festival on Feb. 22 that features 22 two-piece bands on two stages for a $2 cover.
Then there’s Fresno’s Cloudship, the two-piece alternative Americana group from Brandon Freeman and Jonathan Napoles. The pair got a spot on the festival just in time for the release of their CD “Mayday.” The album, the band’s second, was released this week on iTunes, and will be celebrated with a show Saturday, Feb. 7, at Audie’s Olympic Tavern.
We talked with Freeman and Napoles in advance of the show.
Cloudship focuses on music that’s relateable and fun. Alas, our music is now becoming a bit more complex as we move forward. It’s unavoidable, I suppose. It’s what we’re used to.
I play a fully functional drum kit now. Before it was a tom with mallets and the iPad. We filled out our sound now, but other than that, this is the same Cloudship.