Premiere :: Golden Blonde ‘Clarinet’

August 21st 2013


Fun Clarinet Fact #134: the ancestor of the clarinet is the Chalumeau…

Had Golden Blonde decided to call their latest single ‘Chalumeau’ that would have been fairly inscrutable. But instead FBi is stoked to offer up an exclusive preview of ‘Clarinet’, the band’s much more easily pronounced new single, and the first taste from  their debut album ‘Gwen‘.

Clarinet is a frantic, claustrophobic affair. The intro’s jangly percussive build launches into spare forlorn lyrics, before the song is joined by drums, electronic loops and choral melodies. Lyrically dark, Clarinet evokes a paranoid, intrusive mindstate…

“If I could build a house for your face I would. It finds it way in, the water drips…”

So while devoid of any snappy chalumeau riffs, Clarinet is a portentous preview of what we can expect from the September release of ‘Gwen’. But don’t take my word for it. Go check it out now!

Golden Blonde were featured by FBi on the first edition of The Rip mixtape; a free monthly download showcasing our favourite new artists from NSW and around Australia.


Golden Blonde’s debut album ‘Gwen’ is released on September 1.

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