Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Pond Making a Big Splash

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Pond Making a Big Splash

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JOINING Arctic Monkeys on their much anticipated Australian and New Zealand tour will be psychedelic rock Perth band Pond.

Formed in 2008 by Nick Allbrook, Jay Watson and Joseph Ryan, Pond started as a collaborative musical project with the idea that they were able to get anyone to record and perform with them. This included three members shared with highly successful band Tame Impala.

Pond released the band's fourth album, Beard, Wives, Denim, in March 2012 to critical acclaim and really pushed psychedelic rock into the forefront of Australian music internationally.

Pond also played as part of the South by Southwest Festival in 2012 and was a band on everyone's watch list.

Just last year, Pond embarked on their own headline Australian tour following the release of their fifth album Hobo Rocket (out now through Modular).

Pond have definitely earned recognition as their own band. Allbrook described the creation of the band's fifth record as based around the "kind of mindset of finding our own little place in music, and being more of a functioning band, which is what makes it noisier and denser. …

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