Nervous Cloud is a Chicago-based two-piece indie rock band consisting of Travis Lee Wiggins
(vocals, guitar) & Sarah Sterling (drums, vocals). Quirky, eclectic songwriting is what makes this band unique. The thoughtfully-written songs vary from the bizarre and funny “How To Get Murdered in A Made for TV Movie” to the NOVA-inspired “Monarch.” Boy and girl vocals combine with melodic guitar lines to form a warm sound, while still retaining the clarity and sparseness of a 2-piece band.
Travis & Sarah, like many Chicago musicians, have played the real life version of musical chairs for which their city is sometimes known. Videotape
, Essex Chanel
, The Salts
, in miniature
, and The Clarinets
are a short list of some of their current and former projects. In 2010, both stumbled on each other thanks to a post on Craigslist (the band has promised to share the ad copy someday). At first calling themselves Friends Having Fun, the two played some local shows and spent a lot of time writing material for what would become their debut album, Nervous Cloud (released in September 2012). Their song “Monarch” was featured on TV's 90210
in February 2013.
– Modest Mouse, The White Stripes, Ween, The Magnetic Fields