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Pony Face

Posted 14 Sep 2012 @ 7:34am

Pony Face’s second album, masterfully produced by Casey Rice, starts with more than a whiff of Dinosaur Jnr. But then weird bursts of Yamaha break up the ‘90s alt-rock sound and everything goes a little off-kilter, triggering memories of the band’s debut, Stars Are Bright, but twisting it into something weirder and wilder.


The first...

Posted 11 Sep 2012 @ 11:44am

You get the feeling that when Simon Bailey, Kris Emond and Anth Dymke come together to write music, minutes would quickly turn into hours that would soon turn into days and possibly weeks. Within their rich tapestry of sounds, there’s a permeation of ideas that slowly unravel to release an energy which helps develop an overwhelming contortion of the senses.

Posted 4 Sep 2012 @ 11:55am

It’s 4pm on Saturday afternoon, and the sun is shining brightly for what seems like the first time in an eternity. Driven stir crazy by the recent bout of wet weather, we’ve headed to a local park to take advantage of the beautiful weather. While my son completes lap after lap of the spacious public park on his bike, I discuss with Pony Face’s vocalist and guitarist Simon Bailey the sense of...

Posted 8 Aug 2012 @ 11:56am

Melbourne’s Pony Face evoke Dinosaur Jnr with their guitar fuzz and low, cruising vocals. There are shades of The National in the opening verses but when the chorus opens out it is pure '90s noise pop, perfectly etched, maybe a little rounder at the edges. The rolling electro sample lifts the tune out of pure nostalgia and makes it new. Really interesting.

Posted 3 Aug 2012 @ 3:04pm

Melbourne trio Pony Face are finally announcing the release of their second album Hypnotised.


Described as “a sonic kaleidoscope encompassing sweeping guitars, deep roomy drums, bass lines moulded from rock bottom and textural layers,” Hypnotised was produced by Casey Rice, who has worked with such acts as The Dirty Three, Tortoise and Liz Phair.

Posted 25 May 2012 @ 7:52am

The exceedingly popular Winter Ball, hosted by Charles Jenkins & The Zhivagos, had locked in its 2012 date at The Corner. Now we can wrap our eyes around the very tasty first lineup announcement.


The first round of artists includes Melbourne soul queen Suzannah Espie, rock n' roller Joel Silbersher, the fabulously dreamy Orbweavers, new kid Alex Lashlie, surf western genius...

Posted 20 Mar 2012 @ 11:28am

What’s your name then? Oh. And the name of your band…

Katie. Howl at the Moon.


And what do you do?

Play guitar, sing, write songs


When did you start doing that?

I started writing songs and playing guitar when I was...

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