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Pond Share New Single So Lo

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Michael Tartaglia

Pond have shared a new single called So Lo.

The arty, funk-pop track serves as the third preview of the Australian quintet's 10th studio album, 'Stung!', due out on June 21 via Spinning Top Records. Introducing the song, the band's Nick Allbrook said:

"I think Gum was just messing around on guitar playing something fun and cheesy and then realised 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."

So Lo follows the previously shared cuts Neon River and (I'm) Stung in teasing the record. Head below to check out the accompanying animated video, created by Alejandro Crawford.

The band will support the 14-track double LP with Australian tour dates in June and July. They also have a UK and European trek scheduled for September and October, before newly confirmed North American shows in November and December. Tickets for the latter go on general sale at 10am local time on Friday (May 31).

POND Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri June 14 2024 - SYDNEY Carriageworks
Sat June 15 2024 - HOBART Altar
Thu June 27 2024 - ADELAIDE Lion Arts Factory
Fri June 28 2024 - MELBOURNE Northcote Theatre
Sat June 29 2024 - WOOLLOONGABBA Princess Theatre
Sat July 06 2024 - PERTH Freo Social

Tue September 24 2024 - SOUTHAMPTON Papillon
Thu September 26 2024 - MANCHESTER Gorilla
Fri September 27 2024 - LEEDS Wardrobe
Sat September 28 2024 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Grove
Sun September 29 2024 - GLASGOW King Tuts
Tue October 01 2024 - BIRMINGHAM XOYO
Wed October 02 2024 - BRISTOL Thekla
Thu October 03 2024 - LONDON Electric Ballroom

Sat October 05 2024 - PARIS Le Trabendo (France)
Sun October 06 2024 - BRUSSELS Botanique (Belgium)
Mon October 07 2024 - AMSTERDAM Paradiso (Netherlands)
Tue October 08 2024 - COLOGNE Burgerhaus Stollwerck (Germany)
Thu October 10 2024 - BERLIN Hole44 (Germany)
Fri October 11 2024 - HAMBURG Fabrik (Germany)
Sun October 13 2024 - COPENHAGEN Vega (Germany)

Tue November 12 2024 - BOSTON Massachusetts - Royale Boston (USA)
Wed November 13 2024 - BROOKLYN New York - Brooklyn Steel (USA)
Thu November 14 2024 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Union Transfer (USA)
Sat November 16 2024 - WASHINGTON District of Columbia - 930 Club at The Atlantis Complex (USA)
Sun November 17 2024 - PITTSBURGH Pennsylvania - Mr Smalls Theatre (USA)
Tue November 19 2024 - TORONTO Ontario - Danforth Music Hall Theatre (Canada)
Wed November 20 2024 - DETROIT Michigan - Saint Andrews Hall - Complex (USA)
Fri November 22 2024 - CHICAGO Illinois - Vic Theatre (USA)
Sat November 23 2024 - MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota - First Avenue Minneapolis (USA)
Thu November 28 2024 - VANCOUVER British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom (Canada)
Fri November 29 2024 - SEATTLE Washington - Neptune Theatre (USA)
Sat November 30 2024 - PORTLAND Oregon - Revolution Hall - Portland (USA)
Tue December 03 2024 - SAN FRANCISCO California - Warfield (USA)
Thu December 05 2024 - LOS ANGELES California - Wiltern Theatre (USA)

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