The band will be hitting the road on an east coast tour this April!
Perth psych-rockers Pond are back with new music, serving up their racing new single Lights of Leeming. Alongside the release, the band have announced a deluxe edition of their ninth studio album, 9, set to arrive this May following their return to east coast stages.
9's deluxe edition will be made available on an exclusive, metallic silver 180g double vinyl pressing, featuring an etching and a holographic gatefold sleeve, a 12 page booklet and four brand new tracks. Joining Lights of Leeming is My Funny Serpentine The TAB Took My Baby From Me and Hang A Cross On Me, which sees the return of Cowboy John.
“Lights of Leeming is a true story about the crushing boredom of suburbia and the wild and destructive things people do to break the monotony, to see that there's at least something you can do to affect your surroundings - to be seen and validated as a real, existent part of the world - even if it's just breaking something or getting in trouble. It's pretty dumb fun, but dumb fun is important, right?" frontman Nicholas Allbrook shares of the bands latest offering.
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.
Kicking off in Brisbane on April 7, the run of shows will continue onto Sydney, Melbourne, and St. Kilda, before wrapping up in Tallarook on April 15. The tour marks the bands first east coast tour in two years.
9 (Deluxe Edition) is out May 20. Watch the visual for Lights of Leeming below!
POND 2022 TOUR DATES
AUSTRALIA - APRIL 2022
Presented by Spinning Top + Village Sounds
Special guest CLYPSO performing The Triffid, Metro Theatre + The Croxton
Thursday 7 April | The Triffid, Brisbane QLD*
Friday 8 April | The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW*
Saturday 9 April | The Croxton, Melbourne VIC*
Sunday 10 April | The Espy, St. Kilda, VIC* - NEW SHOW
Friday 15 April | Boogie Festival, Tallarook VIC
UK + EUROPE - MAY + JUNE 2022
Presented by Spinning Top
Tuesday 31 May | Sala Moon, Valencia ES
Thursday 2 June | Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ES - SOLD OUT
Saturday 4 June | Levitation France, Angers FR
Sunday 5 June | Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, FR
Tuesday 7 June | Capitol, Santiago de Compostela ES
Saturday 11 June | Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ES - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 14 June| SWG3 TV Studio, Glasgow UK
Wednesday 15 June | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Friday 17 June | Electric Ballroom, London UK
Saturday 18 June | Manchester Academy 2, Manchester, UK