Q&A Scene: The Frowning Clouds


Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
Our new album is reflects how we feel about things and puts it to music. We haven’t done a ‘tour’ as such but will be doing some Melbourne/Sydney shows as well as supporting some of our favourite current music masters.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Peanut Butter because I eat it every day.

Which song resonates most strongly and why?
[pullquote] We’re stuck in Belgium for 3 days playing video games at this weird couples house who had too many cats.[/pullquote] Song of ours? I like one Nick made when he was sixteen or so called ‘See The Girl’, more melody than Todd Rundgren doing children’s music. It resonates with me because I remember first hearing his demo and I refused to believe it was actually him it sounded that good, it was a breakthrough for out group of friends and trying to make music together.

Any on the road anecdotes?
We had a macho arrogant french man driver in Europe. He had a terrible attitude and wouldn’t even look at us when he talked. He constantly told us he didn’t like our band and would speak in french to promoters telling them we’re animals and had no respect. Eventually he lost it and kicked us out of his van on a snowy night in Belgium. We’re stuck in Belgium for 3 days playing video games at this weird couples house who had too many cats. We were then saved by a sweetheart German driver who went above and beyond to ensure we had heaps of fun for the rest of the tour.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
Favourite foods, good weather, bad weather, friends music, Brian Eno, Todd Rundgren, Bowie, Ray Davies, Kevin Ayers, Syd Barrett etc etc

What’s next for you?
Keep making music together in all shapes, names and forms

What’s your scene?
Going to the river on sunny afternoons with the blow up dingys and resting your beers on lily pads.

About the Frowning Clouds

Frowning Clouds play a show, Friday 23rd Jan at the Abbortsford Convent, to launch their 3rd LP ‘Legalize Everything’ released september this year on RICE IS NICE, Saturno Records & on cassette through Moontown Records.

Whether the Frowning Clouds’ next move will be towards prog rock remains to be seen.” – The Age


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