West Australian psych-rockers POND today announce they will take in national tour dates this September, beginning at Adelaide’s The Gov on Friday 15th September and continuing through Perth’s Fremantle Prison on Saturday 16th September, Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Thursday 21st September, Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Saturday 23rd September and The Triffid in Brisbane on Sunday 24th September.
Fronted by the enigmatic Nick Allbrook, and comprising Jay Watson, Joe Ryan and Jamie Terry, Pond unveil their Australian dates straight off the back of non-stop international touring; they played an extensive North American run including a stop at Coachella through April and May, followed by European and UK dates earlier this month.
One of the West Coast’s most exciting exports, Pond have cut their teeth over the years touring with the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, MGMT and Flaming Lips. They have blown audiences away at some of the world’s premier music festivals including Primavera, Coachella, South by Southwest, Laneway Festival, 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 shares members with fellow Perth outfit Tame Impala, with frontman Nick Allbrook contributing to both acts until 2013 and Jay ‘Gum’ Watson still a member of both.
Released in May, The Weather is Pond’s seventh long-player, their own baffled, if ever madcap barometric reading of the geo-political situation (amongst others), in mind-bendingly excellent album form.
Perfectly measured in its lurching between moods, relevant in its synth-pop/guitar-psych balance, and bang on the money in its polemical anxieties, The Weather is the classic killer Pond album.
Watch Pond live at NOS Primavera Sound 2017…
And make sure you get down to one of Pond’s upcoming Australian shows for infectiously funky highs, psych-rock grooves and some of the best live pop performances you’ll ever see!