Pond

Five gigs not to be missed in June

June is upon us, and just like that we’re halfway through 2024. This year has seen some incredible acts and massive tours soar through the country, but we’re just getting started. We’ve got five shows for you to catch this June, from Aussie faves to international rock legends, playing at some of Australia’s most iconic…

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Photo Gallery: Nicholas Allbrook + Sunfruits – The Workers Club, Melbourne (15.06.23)

Nicholas Allbrook dropped by The Workers Club for the Melbourne leg of his national tour celebrating the release of his new album Manganese. Sunfruits opened up the evening with a burst of energy. Allbrook quickly packed out the room with his unique brand of jangly new tracks and Bowie-esque moves to match. Eloise was there to…

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Liam Gallagher

Photo Gallery: Splendour in the Grass Festival – Byron Bay, Day 3 (24.07.22)

The sun was shining as we entered the grounds of Splendour for Day 3. I can’t say the mud has dried out, but whatever. We were ready for tunes and good times. It was another action-packed day. King Stingray rocking their surf-rock vibe at the GW McLennan. Then it was onto Andy Golledge and his…

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Live Review: Pond – Fremantle Arts Centre (11.02.22)

WA-based psychedelic rockers Pond opened the Perth Festival at the wondrous Fremantle Arts Centre on Friday night in front of a gig-starved audience on a glorious late summer’s evening. Pond are much more than a Kmart version of Tame Impala and they showcased that to their tune-thirsty audience, with a fun and groovy display that…

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The 40 Best Albums of 2021

It’s that time of year when our team of music writers and editors get together to count down the 40 best albums of the year. And while this has been no usual year, the quality of music that has been released has been incredibly high. Suffice it to say, this has been a very difficult…

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Pond

Album of the Week: Pond – 9 (2021 LP)

Always willing to try their hand at being a little bit left of centre, over the past decade Pond has created their own comfortable absurdist niche in the psych-rock genre in the Australian music scene. Generally treading that fine line between chaotic incoherence and a controlled mastery of music, the West Australian band are back…

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San Cisco

Interview: San Cisco on losing teeth, audience reactions and their upcoming tour

  In 2020, San Cisco released their strongest album to date, but with travel off the cards, the band was restricted to playing Between You and Me solely around Western Australia. The album debuted at the number five spot on the ARIA Album Charts and features hits such as “Reasons” and “When I Dream” which have…

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Photo Gallery: Fire Aid: A Bushfire Fundraiser – Adelaide Uni (01.02.20)

A number of big hitting artists decamped on Adelaide at the weekend for Fire Aid. Taking place on University of Adelaide’s campus, the fundraising event was headlined by Pond. Also on the bill were Bad//Dreems, Tim Rogers, West Thebarton and more. Photographer John Goodridge was there to capture all the action.

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Bad Friday 2020 Is Expanding To A Bad Weekend With Two Days Of Music

Bad Friday Festival just got a whole lot more badass. The Sydney institution of a festival, Bad Friday (that ironically falls on Good Friday for all you angels out there) is expanding to corrupt you one day longer. That’s right, we’ve got a Bad Friday AND Saturday on our hands. The expansion of the festival…

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Photo Gallery: Splendour in the Grass – Byron Bay, Day 2 (20.07.19)

The second day of Splendour in the Grass is underway with another glorious day and plenty of music to keep everyone entertained. Check out this gallery of Wolf Alice, Dean Lewis, Catfish and the Bottlemen and much, much more. John Goodridge was on the ground to bring these images.

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Live Review: Childish Gambino nourished our spirits – Splendour In The Grass, Day Two (20.07.19)

After the high spirit opening day of Splendour In The Grass’, its second had a lot to live up to. Of course, this was no problem with a line-up that would be the envy of most other festivals in Australia. While a minority of the crowd skulked through the gates, looking a bit rougher around…

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Aussie Abroad: Meet the acts to play Coachella, Bonnaroo, Primavera, Fuji Rock, Firefly and BottleRock in 2019

For all you jet-setting music fans out there, you’ll see plenty of Aussies hitting the stages of international festivals this year. From Coachella in California to Lollapalooza in Paris, you’ll be spotting Australian acts around the world. Here’s just a few of those destination festivals that you can expect to see some homegrown bands dominating…

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Album of the Week: Pond – Tasmania (2019 LP)

We’re a matter of days away from the release of Pond’s eighth studio album, Tasmania. Pond declares Tasmania something of a sister missive to their critically acclaimed 2017 album The Weather. The thematics of both albums are kindred in many respects. Tasmania explores place, history, hints of colonialism, and nature’s unfortunate submission towards humans – themes that…

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Talking with POND’s Nick Allbrook and Jay Watson about The Weather at Coachella

POND have become one of Australia’s most popular exports, particularly when it’s come to the international festival circuit. Of course, being cut from the same cloth as Tame Impala has long driven much of the press surrounding the WA band but in recent years and over their last few albums, the Nick Allbrook led group has really stepped…

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Album Review: POND – The Weather (2017 LP) is chaotic, confrontational and compelling

Across six albums released since 2008, POND have made a name for themselves as a band with ever-interchangeable members and a thirst for reviving the best psychedelic rock of the 1960’s/70’s. The initial motivation for POND was to create a collaborative musical project that could have anybody involved whenever they wanted. The result is a band currently…

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Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem lead 2017 Splendour in the Grass announcement

It’s here. After much speculation and #fakenews, the 2017 Splendour in the Grass line up has been revealed, with Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, ScHoolboy Q and more set to head to Byron Bay this winter. Splendour exclusives sit with Schoolboy Q and Future Islands, while returning 2016 artists Sigur Ros are also lined up to make a special appearance. The…

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POND release new music video and announce forthcoming album, The Weather, out May 5

Your favourite experimental psych-rockers POND are set to drop their new album The Weather on May 5th, following up their highly successful 2015 full length, Man, It Feels Like Space Again. The announcement comes with the release of hot fire singles “30,000 Megatons” and “Sweep Me Off My Feet”, as well as an accompanying (stock-image…

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Bad//Dreems join Laneway Festival line up for Adelaide while east coast after parties are announced

The 2017 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival kicks off in Australia this week after a successful run in Singapore last weekend and still, the new announcements are rolling out. First up, for Adelaide fans: Bad//Dreems have been added to your festival down at Port Adelaide, slotting in neatly between White Lung and Luca Brasi on the Spinning Top Stage at 3:10pm….

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Review: The Falls Music & Arts Festival stands strong amid a jam-packed Australian festival season

There was something different about the Falls Music & Arts Festival in 2016. Even now, a few days on from New Year’s Eve, I can’t put my finger on it. Following the Victorian event’s temporary relocation to Mt. Duneed Estate last year, we returned to the hallowed and lush surrounds of the Great Otway National Park in Lorne and…

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Five Books You Need To Read This Month: December

It’s December! The Festive Season… The Silly Season… You get the point. Christmas or not, we’re back with another five books we think you need to be reading this month – or gifting – so if you’ve still got a few people left to buy for, keep reading. This month we’ve got a movie-set memoir…

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POND become the latest to join the Falls Festival summer line up

We’re now weeks away from the Falls Festival kicking off around the country, with Childish Gambino, London Grammar, The Avalanches and more coming to the party. Added into the mix today is WA legends POND, who’ve already been killing it on stages around Australia as part of this year’s GIZZFEST. With the official set times for Falls being released next week, let’s take a…

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Festival Review: GIZZFEST – RNA Showgrounds (25.11.16)

After last year’s success, Gizzfest has returned. Trying to find a fun way to promote your band? Start your own festival was how King Gizzard the Lizard Wizard answered that question. This year’s line-up included favourites like The Babe Rainbow, White Fence and Pond.  Taking over three stages at Brisbane RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane’s leg of…

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Aussies Abroad: Psych outfit POND announce shows in US, Mexico and South America

Perth born psych group POND are heading back to the Northern Hemisphere across October and November for the first time in almost two years. The dates will take them to US, Mexico and South America this fall and precede the band’s next album, which is expected in early 2017. A new album from POND is…

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Courtney Barnett, Hiatus Kaiyote & more nominated for APRA Song of the Year!

The 20 contenders for this year’s APRA Song of the Year accolade have been announced this week, with a diverse range of Australian songwriters being acknowledged for some great releases through 2015. There were thousands of votes taken in over the last month or so, with a mix of established artists and emerging frontrunners on…

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Tame Impala, San Cisco, Tired Lion among WA Music Awards nominees for 2015!

Today has seen some of WA’s best musicians honoured, with the nominations for the 2015 WA Music Awards being revealed again as part of the WAM Festival. Tame Impala leads the charge this year, scoring six  nominations (excluding individual nominations in the Craft Awards), while Pond aren’t too far behind, with five noms to their name. Nominations…

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Photo Gallery: Pond + Peter Bibby – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (05.02.15)

Pond blasted Oxford Art Factory with their psychedelic sounds on their Laneway Festival sideshow supported by their mate Peter Bibby. Pete Dovgan brings you the photos.

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Live Review: Pond + Doctopus – Metro Theatre, Sydney (20.12.13)

Pond has built themselves a reputation as one of Australia’s top live acts, and it’s not hard to see why, delivering a whole lot of noise on par with the depth of the album recordings. Support band Doctopus did a good job of warming up the crowd – with plenty of electric guitar, stage banter…

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