New album The Weather out May 5th
UK, European and US Shows Announced
Photo Credit:Matt Sav
POND's unbridled creativity has seen them push the boundaries of psychedelic-rock. On the forthcoming album The Weather, the Perth based four-piece has created their most sharp and focused record to date featuring some of the band's most direct pop moments, while retaining POND's abstract outlook and propensity for experimentation. A stunning statement of intent, The Weather is due out on May 5th via Marathon Artists.
The new single 'Sweep Me Off My Feet' showcases delectable air of romantic expectation and synthy sophistication, the track is a new take on the band's patented space-rock. The video for 'Sweep Me Off My Feet' is streaming now on VEVO.
Of the album, POND's Nicholas Allbrook says: "It's a concept album, not completely about Perth, but focusing on all the weird contradictory things that make up a lot of colonial cities around the world. Laying out all the dark things underneath the shimmering exterior of cranes, development, money and white privilege. It's not our place, but it is our place. British, but Australian, but not REAL Australian. On the edge of the world with a hell of a lot of fucked things defining our little city, still we try and live a wholesome respectful life, while being inherently disrespectful. At the end of all this confusion in our weird little white antipodean world, there's the beach, purity and nature that brings us all together".
As with their previous album, The Weather was produced by Kevin Parker at his studio in Perth. But where 2015's Man, It Feels Like Space Again was a considered yet raw take on their garage-inflected psyche, The Weather is an ambitious, technicolor odyssey which feels like POND's coming of age.
Detailing the albums urgency, The Weather opens with the epic '30,000 Megatons'. A despairing meditation on the nuclear threat, the track spirals into synth-prog hysteria, which perfectly mirrors the escalating unease felt around the world right now. '30,000 Megatons' and 'Sweep Me Off My Feet' are available to download and stream now.
Since forming in 2008, POND have been lauded for their raucous and unpredictable live show, utilising the punk and garage-rock foundation on which the band was built to breathe new life into their songs. The band will bring The Weather to the UK for the first time on 14th February 2017, with an intimate one-off show at London's Moth Club. Tickets go on sale Friday 27th January.
The Weather is released 5th May via Marathon Artists and available to pre-order now.
14th February - Moth Club, London
27th May - London Calling, Amsterdam, Netherlands
3rd June - Primavera, Barcelona
9th June - Primavera, Porto
16th & 23rd April - Coachella, US
The Weather tracklisting: