“It’s got conviction and heart and you just find your fist in the air almost uncontrollably. This is another one that is really struck by lighting. It’s going to charge you up! It’s got grit and punch, it’s full of hooks… If you like Kasabian and Foals and even Royal Blood, this one has a similar great UK rock feel to it.” – Declan Byrne (Triple J)
“The Sydney act have honed in on their trademark energy and created something fresh and thrilling.” – ToneDeaf on Forever My Love
“Sydney’s Bad Pony look like they may be next in line to break out.” – SXSW 2018
“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 (“I’m sick of running out of time”), resembling a introspective nature that’s a far better fit for vocalist Jarred Young’s soulful tone.” – Rolling Stone Magazine on Deficiency
Horror-Rockers Bad Pony are back with the third release from their forthcoming debut album. Tessellate is a gritty, in-your-face call to arms that deals with addiction, support and mental health. Following on from Forever, My Love this is the second single in which Bad Pony have enlisted Steven Schram (San Sisco, Paul Kelly, Mojo Juju, Wharves) on production duties, working out of Rockinghorse Studios in Byron Bay. Tessellate premiered on Home & Hosed on Triple J and host Declan Byrne described it as “It’s got conviction and heart and you just find your fist in the air almost uncontrollably. This is another one that is really struck by lighting… It’s got grit and punch, it’s full of hooks.”
“As a teenager I had a best mate that suffered from addiction and mental health problems. I spent a lot of time visiting him in hospitals and rehab and trying my best to give him support. There are an array of complex emotions and memories attached to that time that flick between worry, love, pity and despair that came out in a flurry in this song. Steven really helped bring out the chaos and a bit of spookiness in the production and arrangement.” – Jarred Young (Vocals/Drums)
Bad Pony intended on spending 2020 touring heavily after having a spell away from their regular national and international live circuit since their SxSW 2018 appearance to work on their debut album. The world crisis changed their plans and in response main songwriter Jarred Young skipped town from his Fitzroy hovel in VIC to set up a studio on a small QLD island to begin work on album two. With a whole lot of pent up gig energy, a treasure trove of new material and a newly inked booking deal with The Harbour Agency, when this nightmare is over rest assured Bad Pony will be back with a vengeance.
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