It’s not often you come across a band that are equal parts rock, dance and pop and have a completely unconventional live set up, but when you do, they’re called Bad Pony and they are every part the recipe for a bloody good time.
Straight out of Sydneys’ Inner West, Bad Pony return with their latest single Deficiency, out independently today. With enough grit, grind and dance to send you into a tumble, Bad Pony have stayed true to their form of releasing quality tunes beyond their years. Deficiency sees the band travel down a new direction and whilst still incorporating the sound that has seen them become one of Sydney’s premiere acts, the track is an obvious journey of personal and musical growth.
“Deficiency is about being absorbed by the greedy, selfish nature of Sydney,” explains frontman Jarred Young. “We sat by my piano and arranged the tune from a bunch of voice memos recorded on Jarred’s phone” adds guitarist and kick-drummer, Sam Thomlinson. “It started out as a bit of a mix and match, but came together in the end. We wrote the bridge in a rehearsal session, in one of our ‘let’s just play and see what happens’ moments. I produced the track at home, and recorded the drums with Jarred, then we sent it off to Cron (guitars and vocals) to be mixed and mastered.”
Taken from their forthcoming EP of the same title, Deficiency is a taste of what fans can expect in 2017 from probably the most energetic, dedicated, tour-addicted band in Australia. “It’s going to be our heaviest yet. However, I think there will be some more subtle moments as well,” tells Thomlinson of the new direction.
After playing hundreds of shows in 2016, including the prestigious Music Matters, Bad Pony aren’t showing any signs of slowing down this year. In support of the release the boys will be heading to the US to play a string of dates across Los Angeles, New York City and Philadelphia before heading off to Canada to showcase at Canadian Music Week. “We’re all super excited,” starts Thomlinson, and with an energy and connection that goes beyond the stage, Young finishes his sentence, “Super duper excited. Canadian Music Week started following us on Twitter, so naturally I thought ‘should probably apply for that’. So I did and we got an email back that day!”
So what else can you expect to see from Bad Pony in 2017?
The band promise new, darker tunes, an EP and a heap of shows. It’s set to be their biggest year yet, so be sure to saddle up and hop on board the Bad Pony train before it takes off!
The tour dates…