Their debut album Love. Hate. Heroes (2009) took almost a decade to come out since their inception, and taking a slice out of their first, Delhi-based band, Them Clones, has now released two new singles — All About Heartbreak and Jealousy, with international talent Miti Adhikari and Dave Collins.
“We got hooked to these two tracks while jamming. So, we decided not to hold them and package them with an album later, and instead released them as singles,” says Surojit Dev, drummer with the band that has been featured in the list of top 25 rock acts in India by Rolling Stone magazine.
Talking about All about heartbreak, lead vocalist Prithwish Dev, who has also penned it, says “It is a true story. It’s a personal experience.”
Interestingly, both the numbers have been co-produced and mixed by Miti Adhikari, sound recordist with BBC Radio, who has worked with Nirvana, Coldplay, Foo Fighters and Radiohead, while mastering of the tracks has been done by Dave Collins, who has worked with Linkin Park and Soundgarden.
Surojit further informs that there is a 10 city tour on the anvil for the band. That’s not all, the singles come with bonus tracks remixed by Midival Punditz and DJ Jayant. “It’s actually a representation of our own material in their way,” says Surojit.
Love. Hate. Them Clones but one can’t fail to admit the delays in their renditions. “We are extremely fussy. We want to achieve a certain production quality and hence the delays. Hopefully our next album shouldn’t take that long,” says Prithwish. Ask them about their plans for Bollywood and Prithwish says, “We haven’t explored it yet but would love to whenever whatever comes along and feels right.”