Small Pond Release Down Time Volume 1
Down Time, presented by Small Pond, is a series of session videos that capture artists in a new light – giving unique, stripped-back performances in handpicked locations around Brighton and beyond. The series has flourished over the past two-years, featuring the likes of Poppy Ackroyd & Henrik Lindstrand (One Little Independent), Boy Pablo, Pile (Exploding in Sound), Mouse on the Keys, and a host of Small Pond label acts.
The first volume of the Down Time sessiona has now been released via Small Pond. The 9 track collection is streaming via bandcamp and available now.
1.Pile – My Employer
2. Natalie Evans – In Trees
3. Mouse on the Keys – Seiren
4. Wild Cat Strike – Sickle Cell
5. Inwards – Whisker Train
6. Yumi And The Weather – Nothing Left to Try
7. Maps & Atlases – Violet Threaded
8. Bonniesongs – Energetic Mind
9. Jouis – Collapse Rewind
The new 9 track release is a stunning record in it’s entirety- offering variety which will win you over. Seeing these artists in a more raw and stripped back environment projecting their tracks with a sense of honesty and intimacy is a genius feat to all involved.
Watch the whole Down Time video series here- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQjQOzQtawyLv3_ISgHAxzyI1bNfwpj9j
The Down Time series is directed by George McKenzie, Small Pond’s in-house head of video. In his own words: “The Down Time series started as an exploration of Brighton, its quirky, interesting spaces and the artists that inhabit them. Naturally, it has come to include international artists and locations outside of Brighton as the series has grown and developed. We see it as an opportunity for the artist to creatively explore one of their songs, playfully augmenting the arrangement and instrumentation to produce an alternate version that is truly unique.”
Small Pond is a young music company centred on a thriving recording and rehearsal studio complex in Brighton, which is becoming a favourite haunt for rising bands and renowned acts alike – many of whom have also stopped in to film sessions or deliver masterclasses. Artists previously passing through include Warpaint, The Noisettes, Tyondai Braxton (Battles) and Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan). Turning a hand to all aspects of the modern independent music industry, Small Pond also offers filming/photography, touring services, hosts the Bad Pond experimental music festival in Brighton, and manages a rapidly expanding record label with acts including Inwards, Bonniesongs, Natalie Evans, Town Portal, CLT DRP, Alarmist & more