I just love Clouds, they were such a perfect encapsulation of a period of time in Australia that was is probably my default memory of the place. Two girl harmonies, loud guitars and chugging songs: what’s not to like? My only regret is that I never got to see them live, preferably at the Enmore: that would have been bliss, if you’ll pardon the pun.
They had so many brilliant songs that it’s hard to pick just one: I always love the blink and you’ll miss it joy of Say It and the wind up robot-ness of Souleater, but I’m going to stick with Anthem because of the opening line (“I want something to think about / nothing fancy, just you”) and the amusement of the video, with the Australian flag being knocked over by a radio controlled car. Plus, I’ve always wanted a beach buggy. Who wouldn’t? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op6ROs1l6us