Artist info

Genre

Rock, Indie


Sounds like

The Chocolate Watchband, 60s Garage and Original RnB, The Rollings Stones . Pebbles. Back From The Grave


band members

Zak Olsen-Guitar, Singing, Harmonica. Nick Van Bakel- Singing, Harmonica, Guitar. Daff Gravolin- Lead Guitar. Ben Maton- Drums. Jake Robertson- Bass.


Influences

The Wyld & Wicked Brian Jones, Oliver the Humanzee


Bio

It's not entirely surprising that music with a sly hint of the surf would come out of the wilds of Geelong. Nor does it confound that a little motor city mayhem should infuse the sounds of that particular city. Melbourne's little sister, resplendent with sand and sea and home of the Ford factory, has given us a bevy of amazing music over her time and her latest export, The Frowning Clouds continue that sterling tradition. 'The first sample from the five-piece's upcoming album, the follow up to last year's Listen Closlier, 'All Night Long', is a sound indication of just where The Frowning Clouds are circa 2011, which is squarely around 1965. 'All Night Long' is easy to get lost in. Jangling guitars, a scrumptious riff and a jauntily swinging beat hypnotises and delights. Higher order thinking is circumvented as the song makes a beeline to one's most primal urges. Oscillating one's hips is mandatory whilst Beatle's style head shakes and the odd heart palpitation are neither optional or avoidable. But don't worry, losing control will have never felt so good. Whist it sounds like it was recorded in Ray Davies' garage, 'All Night Long' and its single-mate 'Dame A Dozen' were committed to glorious four track cassette in friend Owen Penglis', of the Straight Arrows, lounge room. As a result both tracks are infused with warmth and energy that only lo-fidelity can engender. Keeping with the rough and ready modus operandi that has heretofore typified The Frowning Clouds, 'All Night Long' was recorded a mere five minutes after being written in the backyard during a 40 degree scorcher. The Frowning Clouds will be supporting Eagle and the Worm before playing two headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Upcoming Show Dates ============== - August 13th Hobart Republic Bar w/Eagle & The Worm - August 18th Geelong The National Hotel w/Eagle & The Worm - August 19th Ballarat Karova Lounge w/Eagle & The Worm - August 20th Melbourne The Corner Hotel w/Eagle & The Worm - August 27th Adelaide Ed Castle w/Eagle & The Worm - September 9th Sydney Oxford Art Factory w/Eagle & The Worm - September 10th Maitland The Junkyard w/Eagle & The Worm - September 17th Melbourne The Bufallo Club *7" SINGLE LAUNCH* - September 23rd Sydney The Sandringham Hotel w/The Moffs - September 24th Sydney Goodgod Small Club *7" SINGLE LAUNCH*

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

22 May 2009

Triple J
40

Yes, this is so rad! What a great authentic retro '60s sound. Early Rolling Stones most definitely but, wow, it's heaps of fun.

Yes, this is so rad! What a great authentic retro '60s sound. Early Rolling Stones most definitely but, wow, it's heaps of fun.

Review

Reviewed by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

04 Aug 2009

Triple J
40

before i heard the frowning clouds i thought the best thing in geelong was a pub shaped as a giant sphinx saw these guys at golden plains in 2008 and since then have loved everything they have put out i can't wait for more

before i heard the frowning clouds i thought the best thing in geelong was a pub shaped as a giant sphinx saw these guys at golden plains in 2008 and since then have loved everything they have put out i can't wait for more

Review

50

Yeah Cunce!

Yeah Cunce!