Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Felix, Bevan, Jack and Nic


Influences

Radiohead, Slowdive, Portishead, Everything Everything, The Doors, Nick Cave, Charli XCX


Unearthed artists we like

Cry Club, GEORGIA REED, Spacey Jane


Bio

Cloning are an idiosyncratic rock band emerging from Perth, Western Australia. The group take elements of rock, ethereal reverb soaked shoegaze, and trip hop, and combine these to tell stories of suburban isolation, tragedy and growing up, peppered with a healthy dose of existential angst and pop dynamism.

Cloning have had an exciting year, following on from their 2019 debut EP and supporting Ocean Alley. The group have continued to grow a loyal fanbase through viral social media live performances, quirky homemade music videos and sold out headline shows. Their previous three singles have received support from the likes of 4ZZZ, RTR, Radio Adelaide, Pilerats and Tone Deaf. Triple J’s Dave Ruby Howe commented that the group are becoming a “stand out act on the already booming WA indie scene”.

How Could You Ever Think I Hated You? is the second single from an upcoming EP which will be released with interstate touring in late 2021, if COVID-19 is kept at bay. The track showcases Cloning’s signature mix of vulnerable lyrics, bold and experimental guitars and eccentric drum grooves, and deals with feelings of miscommunication, regret and nostalgia. As Tone Deaf surmises, Cloning are, “proving that they’re the future of indie and alt-rock in Australia.”

Review

How Could You Ever Think I ...

Cloning

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

25 May 2021

Triple J
40

this is my fave cloning release so far. it's got this sun setting psych warmth to it and relatable hooks to belt out with the band.

this is my fave cloning release so far. it's got this sun setting psych warmth to it and relatable hooks to belt out with the band.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

08 Feb 2021

Triple J
35

there's beauty in the chaos and swirling style here as it takes you up and down and ~messes~ you up.

there's beauty in the chaos and swirling style here as it takes you up and down and ~messes~ you up.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

11 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

it's a buoyant mix with hooks that find their way in on first go. it's got me up from my spot on the hill to join the growing crowd dancing under the festival tent to this.

it's a buoyant mix with hooks that find their way in on first go. it's got me up from my spot on the hill to join the growing crowd dancing under the festival tent to this.