New jam from the Frowning Clouds ft. typical revival rama-lama.
Last year’s Listen Closelier proved that the throwback aesthetic is what these Geelong kids do best, but somehow this one comes off as predictable as the title.
Cue introductory hollering, splintery solos and mod cuts – all part of the FC’s happy hip-busting modus operandi. Certainly a boppable tune, but against the greasy harmonica of ‘Time Wastin’ Woman’ and the swampier sounds on 2010’s debut, this single grovels over closely to Beatles cover band. Then again, the ‘Clouds aren’t parading as messiahs of new music. If they’re content with provoking freakbeat fan boy/fan girl moves from the collective at most gigs, then I guess they’re doing a good deed.
Catch The Frowning Clouds joining party people Eagle & The Worm on their ‘Good Times’ tour throughout August. The guys will be doing two single launches in Melb & Syd in September. See below for full dates.
+ FROWNING CLOUDS supporting EAGLE & THE WORM:
SAT 13th AUG – HOBART REPUBLIC BAR, TAS
THURS 18th AUG – THE NASH, GEELONG
FRI 19th AUG – KAROVA LOUNGE, BALLARAT
SAT 20th AUG – CORNER HOTEL, MELB
SAT 27th AUG – ED CASTLE, ADELAIDE
FRI 9th SEP – OXFORD ARTS FACTORY, SYD
SAT 10th SEP – THE JUNKYARD, MAITLAND