MATTERS OF THE HEART

After love,comes heartbreak — this is not a pessimist’s view of relationships but the sequence of works by Them Clones,a Delhi-based alternative-rock group.

Written by Debesh Banerjee | Published:May 15, 2011 3:56 am

After love,comes heartbreak — this is not a pessimist’s view of relationships but the sequence of works by Them Clones,a Delhi-based alternative-rock group. The group,recently released two singles on their website,www.themclones.com,titled,All About a Heartbreak and Jealousy,and are preparing for a 10-city tour with the tracks in June.

“Heartbreak and jealousy are actually subsets of a break-up. Any person in love will encounter these two emotions at some stage,” says drummer Surojit Dev. The singles follow the band’s debut album,Love. Hate. Heroes,which was launched in October 2009 under EMI records and sold all 2,000 copies. We did not want to wait for another album to package these two singles since we cannot work according to deadlines. So we recorded these two tracks and released them as singles,” adds Surojit,who has been working on these with

the group through last year. He adds that the two songs have no connection with their previous album and the themes

are coincidental.

“While writing,we imagined a couple who are facing compatibility issues and their relationship is on the verge of ending,” explains Prithwish Dev,vocalist and songwriter for All About Heartbreak.

In terms of melody,sound and production quality,the two tracks are a departure from the debut album. The band roped in Miti Adhikari,sound recordist with BBC Radio (who has worked with Nirvana,Coldplay,Foo Fighters). For mastering of the tracks,they signed up with Dave Collins,who has worked on Minutes to Midnight with Linkin Park. “We did not want to compromise on the production standards even though it is just two songs,” says Surojit,adding that the video for this track will air on VH1,next month. The tracks are available for free downloads and will be compiled into limited edition CDs with their first album.

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