NOT SO TAME: Pond is a psychedelic rock band from Perth, Western Australia, formed in 2008.
NOT SO TAME: Pond is a psychedelic rock band from Perth, Western Australia, formed in 2008.

Psychedelic rock in a pond at Falls

A LAST minute addition to the national Falls Festival line-up are psych-sonic rockers Pond.

The Perth band are stepping in and stepping up to play across Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle this summer.

Pond is a psychedelic rock band from Perth, Western Australia, formed in 2008. It shares three band members with Tame Impala.

Featuring a revolving line-up, the band currently consists of Nick Allbrook, Jay Watson, Joe Ryan and Jamie Terry.

The original idea of Pond was to be able to get anyone they wanted to play whatever they wanted in a collaborative musical project.

Their first album was released in January 2009, it was titled Psychedelic Mango and it contained many psychedelic rock and pop elements.

Their second album, Corridors of Blissterday, was completed live with an eight piece band in five days, and released in June 2009.

This led to the creation of their 2010 album, Frond, released in May 2010, featuring a heavier pop influence than previously heard from them.

After the breakthrough success of Innerspeaker, the debut album by Tame Impala, a band which shares three members with Pond, the album Beard, Wives, Denim was recorded in 2010 and later released to critical acclaim in March 2012.

Pond toured the United States in 2012, appearing at festivals such as South by Southwest, with another album titled Hobo Rocket set for release in the future.

Originally, Man, It Feels Like Space Again was planned to be the next Pond album, but instead Hobo Rocket was chosen to be recorded and released beforehand.

Pond described Hobo Rocket as being 'much better' than Beard, Wives, Denim.

The album Man, It Feels Like Space Again was released on January 2015, their sixth record in even time.


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