Perth’s Cloning have done it once again, flexing their endearing alt-rock muscles once again with new single, “Closure”.
Having formed only just a couple of short years ago, Cloning have gone from strength to strength ever since high school friends Felix (vocals and guitar), Nic (bass), and Jack (drums) came together as a means of distracting themselves from the loss of a childhood friend. Linking up with guitarist Bevan in 2019, the quartet was solidified, and before long, they were unveiling a run of stunning songs at every chance they had.
Now, following the release of May’s “How Could You Ever Think I Hated You?”, Cloning have shared their latest single, with “Closure” serving as the final single taken from their upcoming EP, Wounded Healers.
A slow-burning, anthemic piece of indie-rock, “Closure” feels like a visceral reaction to loss, with a sudden change in one’s life leaving a need for resolution. “What I need, need closure,” singer and guitarist Felix Parker says in the chorus.
“‘Closure’ is about missing people who used to be a big part of your life and how the hole they’ve left can affect the way you socialise; causing feelings of alienation, loneliness and anxiety,” Parker explains. “The song is about coming to terms with and moving on from loss and heartbreak.”
“The tune started as a sketch intended for background music,” adds Bevan Green. “Felix heard it then sped it up, changed the key and wrote some chorus chords – this was pretty much when the song began.”
Keeping true to their DIY ethos, “Closure” features recording and mixing by bassist Nic Rollo, and mastering by longtime collaborator Brian Lucey (Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood, Cage the Elephant). A stellar example of what have made Cloning such a beloved name in only just a few short years, the future looks incredibly bright for these talented artists.
While Cloning’s Wounded Healers EP is set to arrive shortly, the group are on track to play a pair of WA dates in October, before heading east for a rescheduled run of interstate shows in February of 2022.
Cloning’s “Closure” is officially released on October 1st, with forthcoming EP Wounded Healers set to arrive soon.
Cloning Tour Dates 2022
Saturday, October 16th
Lost Eden Creative, Dwellingup, WA
Saturday, October 23rd
The Rosemount, Perth, WA
Further February dates still to be announced for the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney