Tell us about your latest EP release ?
Our latest EP is called Zaffre, which is a beautiful word and an even more beautiful colour. We’re introducing three new songs we recorded long distance, in an experiment to see whether we can collaborate successfully without having to be in the same room at the same time. It turns out we can! The leading track, Mabel’s Bookshop, is a true story of marginalised people who find unexpected purpose and comradeship working in a secondhand bookshop. It’s power pop with an insistent rhythm and a soaring chorus. Float On Air combines dreamlike fairytale lyrics with a melody that moves from ethereal to dark pulsing and back again – an urban gothic waltz you can dance to. House of the Sun is built around a guitar riff with a driving tempo. It points out that if you live with the sun, your days are night and vice-versa. The time signature is weird, and when performed live there is always the exciting possibility of a complete train wreck. You have been warned. So have we.
The Clouds were among the leading lights of the Australian indie scene in the early to mid-nineties, fronted by the dual vocals of Jodi Phillis and Patricia Young. With three Top 50 Albums – including the classic “Penny Century” (going Gold) – The Clouds were well loved by critics and their huge fan base. They reformed briefly in 2014 to play a national tour.
The Clouds return in 2017 with a new single “Mabel’s Bookshop“ – featuring the first new material in 20 years from a forthcoming EP “Zaffre” out on February 14, 2017 as a digital download.
The Clouds play their first headline show in Sydney for 3 years – it will be a very special night of classic songs plus new material and a few surprises.
The Clouds are also playing nationally on the Day on The Green tour with Blondie and Cyndi Lauper in April.
THE CLOUDS launch “Zaffre” EP
FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017 – NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB
Plus Special Guests Melodie Nelson + Jack Tickner
Tickets $35.00+BF from