Where are you from?
Washington, D.C. USA.
Name of band:
Clones of Clones.
Who else is in your band?
Ben Payes, Todd Evans, Brain Abbott.
How would you describe yourselves?
We have been told we sound like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Stone Roses. Garage rock that can be dark at times with some occasional pop vibes thrown in.
Who are your main influences musically?
We all come from different backgrounds musically. Ben and Brian have been in jazz bands at times, Todd’s been into metal and classic rock, and Nick has been stuck in early 90’s rock/grunge. As far as other bands that we draw from, right now we’re listening to The Shins, Manchester Orchestra, Minus the Bear, and Modest Mouse, but we’re always finding new music.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
We’d love to be able to do it for a living. It’s an absolute blast connecting with people through music and on stage, but we’re currently not in a position to do it full time — we all have side jobs so we can buy food.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Opening for the Sam Roberts Band at the Rock and Roll Hotel here in DC. It’s a relatively small venue (Sam Roberts typically sells out arenas in Canada), and it packed to the gills with rabid fans. We had a great set and Sam Roberts obviously killed it, but the best part is that they were really nice dudes despite their success.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Any of those early shows where no one came. Every band has a least a few. Shudder.
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
I Don’t Need Your Love. It represents a sound that took us a couple years to mature into, but we’re here now and couldn’t be more proud.
Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your music?
Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
We love connecting with people. Anyone who wants to say hi should come hang out on our facebook and/or twitter pages.