Pond has released another taste of their highly anticipated tenth studio album ‘Stung!’, due out 21 June 2024 via Spinning Top Records.

The track is accompanied by an animated facial capture visualiser by Alejandro Crawford, who also worked with the band on their video for ‘Paint Me Silver’.


“I think Gum was just messing around on guitar playing something fun and cheesy and then realized it could be cool in a kind of cold, concrete, No-Wave way. I wrote the line about white dreads while waiting for a bus in Tottenham – maybe there were some hippies around, maybe there weren’t, who can really say where hippies are or aren’t at any given time… The words were “all these tablets got me breaking in two” but when I first double tracked the vocals they were a bit out of time and gum thought I said, “these tummy tablets got me breaking in two” which made us laugh, and thus, by the laws of Pond, became official. Some of the lyrics are sad honestly, about watching your future as you’d imagined it evaporate before your eyes – being haunted by “a child as brittle as paper”. Gum thought I was saying “horny badger, brittle as paper” but that was a bridge too far, even for us. This song sort of skirts between being horrendously bleak and really dumb. The vocoder Gin and Gum put on “so European” absolutely kills me.”

Pond will commence the UK leg of their worldwide tour this autumn – full details below:

Southampton Papillon, 24 Sept
Manchester Gorilla, 26
Leeds The Wardrobe, 27
Newcastle The Grove, 28
Glasgow King Tuts, 29
Birmingham XOYO, 01 Oct
Bristol Thekla, 02
London Electric Ballroom, 03

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Last month, the band released the second single from their new album, ‘(I’m) Stung’.


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