Big Fish for June - Them Clones
They've played over a thousand live shows to date and are regarded one of India's 25 hottest bands. They've won awards for Best Band, Song of the Year, Vocalist of the year and Drummer of the year from 2006. Presenting THEM CLONES, Myopusradio.com's Big Fish for June 2011.
What’s with their intriguing name?
“It came about as we were looking to forge an identity as a left-of-the-middle sort of band. The name reflects the general attitude of the band which was to look at their stage personalities as clones of their selves”, they say.
Formed in 2000, they hit the road playing the college rock circuit all over India in 2001. They started off by impressing the audiences with tight covers of popular rock and grunge classics. Soon people were drawn to their clean, glimmering guitar riffs and soaring vocals. Their songs “My Life” and “Zephyretta” were instant hits, gathering fans all over the country.
In 2009, Them Clones finally released their debut album “Love. Hate. Heroes.”. Once referred to as the “Chinese Democracy” of Indian rock, the album is a joint release by Counter Culture Records and EMI and is the band’s first full length studio release since the Clones came together.
Over the years, they have won the following awards and accolades:
> Winners of BIG Indian Music Academy Awards in the Rock Category in 2011 for the song ‘My Life’ from their debut album ‘love.hate.heroes’
> Hailed as one of India’s 25 hottest bands by Rolling Stone magazine
> Winners of Jack Daniel’s Rock Awards 2009in categories ‘Song of the year’ ‘Vocalist of the year’ ‘Drummer of the year’
> Successfully released their debut album ‘love.hate.heroes’ under EMI and Counter Culture Music in 2009
> Winners of Jack Daniel’s Rock Awards in the ‘Best Band’ category in the year 2006 and 2007
Inspired by the dramatic world of rock n’ roll and of course themselves, their tryst with songwriting has directed them across the course of the thoughtful to confessional, from the assertive to the provocative; but has been, consistently, accompanied by a tight groove or a silken melody.
This 2011, they have just released two brand new singles, "All About a Heartbreak" and "Jealousy". These singles have been co- produced and mixed by Miti Adhikari (Nirvana, FooFighters, Radiohead)
'Singles' India tour by Them Clones:
15th June : blueFROG (Mumbai)
17th June: High Spirits (Pune)
18th June: B Flat (Bangalore)
25th June: Someplace Else (Kolkata)
More venues to be announced shortly. Watch this space!