STREAM: Pond ‘Hobo Rocket’ LP
POND, the band made up of some TAME IMPALA boys and some more talented musicians that just all play together greatly like one big happy – perhaps also a little distorted – family.
The lads made huge waves when they released Beard, Wives, Denim back in 2012, with NME naming them the “hottest band in the world” which you know, is quite a big damn honour. Lead singer Nick Allbrook has the kind of smooth vocals you wouldn’t expect from someone of his stature, but seriously, those vocals paired with the relaxed mid-seventies grooves that his POND bandmates have been dishing out, create something that we can be proud to say come out of this little country of ours.
Today marks the release of POND’s latest album Hobo Rocket, which features some very interesting new tracks that most definitely live up to the expectations set upon POND after the success of Beard, Wives, Denim. Hobo Rocket generally has a harder, more rock-based sound than it’s predecessor, but I think Nick Allbrook himself might explain it better here as he tells NME what Hobo Rocket is all about:
“HOBO ROCKET, by Pond. Its good for all occasions! Carpark headbanging, frat-parties, falling backwards off of not-quite-fatally high balconies, weddings, bar mitzvahs… hell, you could even chuck it on whilst making love to yr old lady, why not? It all depends how uncomfortable an atmosphere you can physically endure.
Are you really a rock of social fortitude? Are you absolutely sure your girlfriend’s family like you? Are you confident in EVERY decision you make? God knows I’m not! Take this ridiculous introductory paragraph, for example. Anyhow, enough crapshit from my facehole, go throw it on for Grandma’s sunday roast and put your friends and loved ones to the test, with HOBO ROCKET! Or alternatively, get blasted and listen to it on headphones in bed.”
You can read the rest of his description here on the NME site, but now with this all being said, you can now stream Hobo Rocket via Soundcloud, letting you have a listen before you buy (although I doubt we really all need it).
Words by Lauren Payne