The Australian rockers Pond promote psyche-pop-rock and if their sound is familiar, that’s possibly due to an overlapping of creative forces with the sharing of members from Tame Impala’s roster. Pond’s vocalist, Nick Allbrook, was part of Tame Impala’s line-up along with Jay Watson and Cameron Avery who intermingle between the groups. The dynamic sound of Pond’s skillfully crafted songs are reminiscent to something out of Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots or Lonerism. Their energetic and fearless brand of rock was welcomed by the sold-out crowd at L.A.’s The Echo.
As opener Ezra Furman and The Boyfriends exquisitely laid waste to the unsuspecting audience with their enormous sound that included a saxaphone, the stage was ready for the Western Australian band everyone was waiting for. The five-piece calmly began with the track “30,000 Megatons” but quickly kicked it into high gear with the energetic song “Waiting Around For Grace.” The hands were up in air and all were in for a thrill with Allbrook’s antics as he leapt around the stage and onto the floor with the crowd. The Selfie was at high alert as Allbrook was unpredictable with his moves. The band followed the same mantra as they continue onto the next epic song “Giant Tortoise.”
The band definitely fit in with L.A.’s varied flavors of irreverent and grandiose music that the masses to get hooked on. The music of Pond stretches from psychedelic acid rock to peppy-pop tracks that cover lots of ground. Their paralyzing show at The Echo was worth the wait to hear new tunes from these talented rockers. Pond’s tour continues this summer throughout the states and Europe with their new album The Weather released on May 5th.
Elvis’ Flaming Star
Waiting Around For Grace
Whatever Happened to the Million Head Collide?
Sweep Me Off My Feet
Don’t Look At The Sun
Sitting Up On Our Crane
Paint Me Silver
Man It Feels Like Space Again
You Broke My Cool