The Frowning Clouds
The Chocolate Watchband, 60s Garage and Original RnB, The Rollings Stones . Pebbles. Back From The Grave
Jangley textures, wild rhythms, throbin’ beats and wishful thinking scored The Frowning Clouds a spot at the Melbourne Laneway Festival!
Interview: 1 February 2010
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your sound?
Our sound is derived from the darkest depths of mid 60s garage and beat. The music has it's roots deeply sewn into the soil of 60's r'n'b and other pop groups of the time. We developed our music through a natural progression of energetic live shows. It took us a fair bit to latch on to a sound that we felt was ours.
What can the Laneway festival audience expect from you live show?
They can expect 5 youngens giving it their all, and a live meltdown due to the heat with a compilation of throbbing bass lines, screaming vocals and harmonized rhythmic arrangements to produce a unique vibration that is known as The Frowning Clouds.
Who are you most looking forward to seeing at Laneway Festival?
THE BLACK LIPS & DANIEL JOHNSTON
and both definitely lived beyond our expectations.
What’s coming up in the future?
We're going up to Sydney to play some shows in a week and a half, and we're bringing out an album on a Melbourne indie label called 'Off The Hip'. It should be coming out pretty soon, we're all extremely pleased with the sound of it, it was recorded by Mikey Young from 'Eddy Current Supression Ring', and he's really into the same early 60s garage sounds as we all are, so we managed to produce an authentic sounding record that we hope can be enjoyed by all intrested.
Australian music is?
Okay but needs less laptops and more guitars