The Frowning Clouds release new single and announce Sydney and Melbourne headline shows.

It’s not entirely surprising that music with a sly hint of surf would come out of the wilds of Geelong. Nor does it confound that a little motor city mayhem should infuse the sounds emanating from that particular city. Melbourne’s little sister, resplendent with sand, 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 at 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.

Whilst 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.

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Melbourne – Buffalo Club
Sutherland Street, CBD
With Guests: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard
Plus After party At PONY from 12:30am with Frowning Clouds DJs

Sydney – Good God Small Club
With Guests: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard