Off the back of the successful release of their new single ‘Knife’, Sydney quintet Bad Pony continue to strive forward – eyes firmly set on returning to the international arena, announcing their official US dates for SXSW.
Bad Pony’s foray into this, the biggest music festival of its kind in the world, is an expected move for the Sydneysiders, having already clocked impressive shows and industry acclaim at other international showcase events including Music Matters (Singapore, 2016) and Canadian Music Week (2017).
Since the release of their debut EP Limbo in 2015, the band were quickly poised as ones to watch in Australia, before turning that positive momentum into a solidified reputation as one of the east coast’s most formidable new indie bands.
“The country has produced many impressive electronic pop acts in recent years, and Sydney’s Bad Pony look like they may be next in line to break out”. SXSW
With four official festival showcases at SXSW lined up for Bad Pony in March, the experience is set to throw the band right into the depths of the chaos that envelops Austin, Texas for the duration of the event. Make no mistake though, these boys are ready for the challenge.
“It was like the opposite of watching The Notebook plus the feeling Forrest Gump had when he found out he was a Dad, PLUS the giddy ecstasy of realising you have Tim Tams in the fridge all at the same time. It’s been a dream of ours to even just to go to SXSW, it’s absolutely unreal that we get to showcase too.” – Mark Webber, Bad Pony
As new single ‘Knife’ has already proven, Bad Pony have the ability to switch up elements of their musical output on record to reflect the ever strengthening dynamic of the band’s live presence.
The saying goes that ‘everything is bigger in Texas’, so too are the vibes Bad Pony are ready to bring to the Americans next month!
Saturday 11th March Decent Showcase, Deep Ellum Art Co Dallas, Texas
Wednesday 14th March Conscious Immaturity Showcase, Shiners Saloon Austin, Texas
Thursday 15th March The Aussie BBQ, Australia House Austin, Texas
Saturday 17th March Penny Loafer Showcase, The Black Heart Austin, Texas
Since the release of their 2015 debut EP ‘Limbo’, Sydney quintet Bad Pony have set a furious pace on the path to success. National radio play – check. Music Matters Singapore 2016 – check. Canadian Music Week 2017 – check. Australian Music Week Award Winners 2017 – check. Sold out headline shows – check. Publishing deal – check. 123 Agency deal – check. ArowAgency management deal – check. 1.6 million (and counting) combined streams – check. SXSW 2018 – check. Earning the indie outfit the well deserved reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the business, and the one to watch; “The country has produced many impressive electronic pop acts in recent years, and Sydney’s Bad Pony look like they may be next in line to break out”. SXSW
Following on from their 2017 release ‘Deficiency’ which reaped rave reviews; “Balancing grit with glam, the in-ya-face pop-electro confidence is built from a dominant — yet relatively sparse — grinding, mechanical rhythm, that bumps up against a more reflective side” Rolling Stone. “Another banger from the group. Filled with soulful vocals, tasty riffs, pounding drums, and a brilliant chorus that will definitely see the track quickly become a fan favourite at upcoming shows” Tone Deaf, the electronic rock outfit have delivered their seemingly inexorable single ‘Knife’.
Recorded in house at the band’s Sydney studio, mixed by Adrian Breakspear (ARIA Producer of the Year winner, ARIA Engineer of the Year nominee – Gang Of Youths ‘Go Farther In Lightness’ + GRAMMY Album of the Year nominee – Pharrell’s ‘G I R L’) and mastered by Ben Feggans at 301 (Cut Copy, Dustin Tebbutt, Miami Horror, RÜFÜS, Dappled Cities) the results of working with the ultimate dream team are evident. “It was great to work on this track – it’s aggressive but with memorable melodies and hooks, and a satisfying challenge to make everything fit into place – hopefully the listener will agree it hits the spot!” – Adrian Breakspear.
‘Knife’ is out now! Catch them at SxSW!