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PREMIERE: Listen To Cloning’s Dreamy, Driving New Single ‘Autumn Hour’

Today, we’re premiering ‘Autumn Hour’, the latest single from Cloning, a Perth four-piece who craft lush, shoegaze-tinged indie rock built around intricate, interlocking melodies and propulsive rhythms.

Their new song, which officially arrives tomorrow, is anchored by atmospheric, reverb-heavy guitars, steadfast drums and a retro synth bass. It’s an evolution of the style the band showed off last year on their Wounded Healers EP, synthesising some of the best elements from that release and levelling up.

The track was self-produced by bassist Nic Rollo, who recorded everything at his house save for the drums, which were recorded with Dave Parkin (who produced Spacey Jane’s Sunlight). “The deadline for our last song ‘Closure’ [from Wounded Healers] was more rushed,” Rollo explains. “With ‘Autumn Hour’ I had more time to be creative and experiment.”

Lyrically, ‘Autumn Hour’ is a meditation on the passage of time that frontman Felix Parker says was written one evening while reflecting on regrets from his late teens and early 20s. “The song is rhetorically asking an old friend or lover questions: if they remember the special times in your relationship, if they’re satisfied with their position in life now and if they miss the connection you used to share,” he explains.

After two years of being unable to tour due to the pandemic, Cloning will celebrate the release of ‘Autumn Hour’ by hitting the road next month, with shows in Perth, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Busselton. Head here for dates and details.

Listen to ‘Autumn Hour’  below.

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