Australian band POND will play the Turf Club on 5/2


Just a few days before the release of their new album “The Weather” on May 5, Aussie psychedelic punk band is coming to the Turf Club on 5/2. Tickets are still available HERE

On the global political stage, storm clouds are gathering. In the face of Trumpf, Brexit, Isis etc, what can a poor boy do…but sing in a rock ‘n’ roll band? Amid these trouser-soiling conditions, antipodean psychedelic rockers POND aren’t so dumb as to try and offer cloud-busting solutions, or even a long-range forecast. Instead, they serve up The Weather’ – their own baffled, if ever madcap barometric reading of the geo-political situation (amongst others), in mind-bendingly excellent album form – all this, from their vantage point in Perth, the Western Australian city referred to “as the most remote city on earth”, characterized on the album in, Edge Of The World.

“A lot of the songs are fairly West Australian self-reflective,” explains the band’s singer-guitarist, Nick Allbrook, “about the weird confused place that our white Australian demographic has found itself in – not belonging to this country rightfully, and also being as sure as hell not English – and about this completely empty, confused moral dilemma that seems like it’s everywhere in the world right now.”

POND who came into being amid the Perth scene which also spawned Tame Impala, have perhaps thus far been perceived to inhabit a hazy world of daily hallucinogen ingestion and all-eclipsing stoner apathy. Not so. In ’15, Allbrook penned a thoughtful essay entitled ‘Creative Darwinism: Pretty Flowers Grow In Shit’, revealing how geographical isolation had fired his peer group into making inspirational music together.

Tour Dates:
Apr 27 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Apr 28 Neumos Seattle, WA
Apr 29 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, Canada
May 02 Turf Club St Paul, MN
May 03 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
May 05 Mod Club Theatre Toronto, Canada
May 06 Waking Windows Festival Winooski, VT
May 07 The Sinclair Music Hall Cambridge, MA
May 09 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
May 10 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
May 11 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
May 12 Black Cat Washington, DC
May 14 Shaky Knees Festival Atlanta, GA