Following radiant sets at Splendour in the Grass and Glastonbury, Pond has today shared the new video for The Boys Are Killing Me. The track features on their critically acclaimed eighth studio album ‘Tasmania’, which debuted at #15 on the ARIA album chart and #2 on the AIR independent chart in March. With a North American tour announced today and a slew of festival sets and headline shows across Europe and the UK over coming months, the Perth five-piece will return to the Australia in January to perform as special guests for Mac DeMarco.
The Boys Are Killing Me thunders with 808’s and heartbreak, a palpable, grandiose distrust of the bad bastards both outside and in, via a heaving chorus and monumental climax worthy of its own prog opera. The visual accompaniment was captured by Jay Watson while the band were on tour in Sweden, UK and France this year. The clip’s outro was filmed by Julien Barbagallo, and was edited by Jamie Terry and Pond.
Pond’s most critically acclaimed album to date, ‘Tasmania’, is their dejected meditation on planetary discord, water, machismo, shame, blame and responsibility, love, blood and empire, produced and mixed by Kevin Parker and Pond. Acting as some kind of sister missive to their 2017 opus ‘The Weather’, the LP features the alt-pop anthem Daisy, psychedelic space romp Sixteen Days and spatial adventure Burnt Out Star.
Pond possess an ever-expanding performance resumé, having toured with Arctic Monkeys, MGMT and Flaming Lips. They stunned at premiere musical festivals around the world including Coachella, Primavera, Bonnaroo, Reading and Leeds, The Governors Ball, South by Southwest, St Jerome’s Laneway and more, and have sold out countless venues around the globe from New York’s Bowery Ballroom to Paris’ La Gaite Lyrique and London’s O2 Forum.
POND – AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
with Mac DeMarco
10 January 2020 | Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC
11 January 2020 | Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW
15 January 2020 | Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane QLD
18 January 2020 | Red Hill, Perth WA
INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES
08 August 2019 – Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
10 August 2019 – Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland
15 August 2019 – La Route Du Rock, St. Malo, France
17 August 2019 – Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt, Belgium
18 August 2019 – Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
21 September 2019 – Warsaw, Brooklyn USA
22 September 2019 – Underground Arts, Philadelphia USA
23 September 2019 – Black Cat, DC USA
25 September 2019 – The Independent, San Francisco USA
29 September 2019 – Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles USA
26 October 2019 – Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
27 October 2019 – Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
29 October 2019 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
30 October 2019 – Orangerie Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
31 October 2019 – Elsyee Montmarte, Paris, France
2 November 2019 – The Crossing, Birmingham UK
3 November 2019 – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow UK
4 November 2019 – Academy 2, Manchester UK
5 November 2019 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
6 November 2019 – Electric Brixton, London UK
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