SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘HAND MOUTH DANCER’
LIVE STUDIO ALBUM SESSIONS OUT 8 NOVEMBER
TOUR THE UK THIS NOVEMBER
Set to embark on a headline tour of the UK and Europe, before they return to Australia to perform with Mac DeMarco, POND share the video for ‘Hand Mouth Dancer’. The track is taken from their forthcoming live studio album Sessions available Friday 8 November via Marathon Artists. The studio version was originally released this earlier this year on their epic eighth studio album Tasmania. Directed and edited by creative king Elliott Arndt the video captures the uninhibited abandon of enigmatic frontman Nick Allbrook in an activated work of art.
Recorded in the European spring during their tour earlier this year, Sessions also features the exhilarating album cut Don’t Look at the Sun (Or You’ll Go Blind). The live fan-favourite contains a reference to Six Pack by ESG and Firestarter by The Prodigy and is taken from their debut album Psychedelic Mango released in 2009.
“We wanted to capture how the band has been playing live lately and commit that to tape while we were in the middle of a long tour,” says Jay Watson of the release. “As you play the same song for years, or even as a single tour rolls on, the way you play the songs mutates. Little inflections and fills become part of the song, and the structures and even the overall feeling and intent of the songs change. I always loved listening to my favourite bands ‘Peel Sessions’ and wanted something of our own in that vein. We hope you dig it!” he adds.
2. Paint Me Silver
3. Sweep Me Off My Feet
4. Don’t Look At The Sun (Or You’ll Go Blind)
5. Hand Mouth Dancer
6. Burnt Out Star
8. Fire In The Water
9. The Weather
10. Medicine Hat
11. Man It Feels Like Space Again
Sessions follows on from Pond’s most critically acclaimed album to date, Tasmania. Their eighth studio album debuted at #15 on the ARIA album chart and #2 on the AIR independent chart in March. Produced and mixed by Kevin Parker and Pond, the LP acts as some kind of sister missive to their 2017 opus The Weather. The LP features the grandiose The Boys Are Killing Me, alt-pop anthem Daisy, psychedelic space romp Sixteen Days and spatial adventure Burnt Out Star.
Pond possess an ever-expanding performance resumé, having toured with Arctic Monkeys, MGMT and Flaming Lips. They stunned at premiere musical festivals around the world including Glastonbury, Coachella, Primavera, Bonnaroo, Reading and Leeds, The Governors Ball, South by Southwest, St Jerome’s Laneway, Splendour in the Grass and more, and have sold out countless venues around the globe from New York’s Bowery Ballroom to Paris’ La Gaite Lyrique and London’s O2 Forum.
POND – UK NOVEMBER TOUR DATES
with support Jade Imagine
2 November 2019 – The Crossing, Birmingham UK
3 November 2019 – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow UK
4 November 2019 – Academy 2, Manchester UK
5 November 2019 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK (SOLD OUT)
6 November 2019 – Electric Brixton, London UK
INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES
with support Sinead O’Brien* and A Kind of Man**
26 October 2019 – Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark (SOLD OUT)**
27 October 2019 – Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany*
29 October 2019 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands (SOLD OUT)*
30 October 2019 – Orangerie Botanique, Brussels, Belgium*
31 October 2019 – Elsyee Montmarte, Paris, France*
POND – AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
with Mac DeMarco
10 January 2020 | Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW
11 January 2020 | Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC
15 January 2020 | Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane QLD
18 January 2020 | Red Hill, Perth WA
Tickets for the band’s upcoming live dates are available from http://www.pondband.net.