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Spinning Top Music


8:00pm, Sun 11 April, 2021

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At the turn of the 2010’s, Western Australia was going through a boom, counter

to the general economic downturn, thanks to the discovery of fresh seams of mineral

deposits in its deserted expanses. Perth’s music scene shared in the wealth via

government arts funding, so, consciously or not, POND’s collective post-millennial take

on sunshine-psych channeled that positive energy locally.

POND was formed during those years, as “a Royal Trux-cum-Cream power

trio”, fronted by Allbrook with Jay Watson and Joe Ryan. Adding Jamie Terry shortly

thereafter and after numerous ins & outs, James Ireland, POND spent the 2020

pandemic recording new music and touring exclusively in their home state of Western

Australia for the first time in over a decade.

“We dedicated ourselves to being these brain-burrowing, commune-dwelling

psychedelic lunatics,” says Nick, who relished the idea of feeding the whole history of

pop into a giant blender as an experiment. Though majoring in

“strobelight-strapped-to-your-forehead, chain-me-to-a-bed psychedelia”, he says there

were other key influences, as diverse as Michael Jackson, Beastie Boys and Led

Zeppelin – “hip hop, super-pop and ’70s metal”, he chuckles.

POND has expanded their performance resumé since 2008 and by 2019 they

had performed sold-out headline shows across the nation and extensive tours of North

America, Europe and the UK. They’ve performed at a slew of festivals including

Splendour in the Grass, Glastonbury, Primavera, We Love Green and many more.

Now, the band is set to bring their full production to several smaller cities in the

South of Western Australia, connecting with early fans who helped bring POND to the

national stage. Do not miss your chance to see a full production live set from POND up

close and personal!