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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


The band appeared on triple j's Like A Version this morning

Image: Matsu

Perth psych-rockers Pond have given us all a gift with the deluxe edition of their ninth studio album, 9. The releases comes hot off the announcement that the five-piece will be supporting Liam Gallagher on his Australian tour this July.

Featuring the recent singles Hang A Cross On Me and Lights of Leeming, we've been treated to an additional two tracks, The TAB Took My Baby From Me and My Funny Serpentine, with the later serving as the bands latest single. The deluxe edition of the album has been made available on an exclusive, metallic silver 180g double vinyl pressing, featuring an etching and a holographic gatefold sleeve, and a 12 page booklet.

"The bass came from a tape loop of one of Jay's old keyboards and is influenced by my favourite noise making classics Chrome, the Butthole Surfers, Les Rallizes Denudes and the Velvet Underground's Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes. The song is about getting lost in a middle aged opium dream of self-mythologising, and making teenagers embarrassed.” frontman Nick Allbrook shares of My Funny Serpentine.

Laced with tongue-in-cheek lyricism that provides as many entertaining one liners as it does introspective examination, 9 pushed against the boundaries of the bands previous releases. There’s a more open approach to creating and writing, with their process for this record embedded within each track. The five-piece went into making this album wanting a change, improvising tracks on tape reels which were then moulded and curated down into the collection of songs we hear today. This new way of working proved wonders, with Pond delivering a shining moment within their triumphant musical treasure trove. Read our full review of 9 here.

To celebrate the arrival of the albums expanded edition, the five-piece appeared on triple j's Like A Version this morning, performing Lights of Leeming and their anarchic rendition of the iconic classic, , by Dragon.

9 (Deluxe Edition) is out now!


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