“Neon River”, the new release from Pond

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An approach to shoegaze.

Since the publication of the deluxe edition of 9 In 2022, the Australian band had been somewhat missing, except for releasing live versions for the BBC. This year it is debuting with “Neon River” solidifying the status of pond as one of the most versatile and accomplished groups of the genre. The first original single that they give us after a while and most likely the door to a new homegrown work, it is a captivating journey that oscillates between acoustic beauty and paroxysms that remember the best moment of Led Zeppelin.

Returning to psychedelia, pond It unleashes a mountain of emotions and unpredictable rhythms, which advances throughout the song, thus collecting the best of the energy of its directory with the creative ease of its studio version.

It’s a song that brings out the best in pond“, comments the band. “He lets himself fall into the bucolic universe of GUM (Jay Watson) and expands with the voice of Nick Allbrook, until getting carried away by an instrumental section close to shoegaze. The chorus is about the gap, a half-dead shuffling on the banks of the river of so many pre-dawns of years past.”

The song is also accompanied by a video clip filmed in 16 mm; The video unfolds a pop-metal odyssey, complete with swords torn from rocks, banners filled with exploding confetti, features a medieval action-RPG group encountering a lone hair-metal wanderer, and chronicles the electrifying performances. from the band.

After a month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand with Queens of the Stone Age in February and rescheduled US tour dates in May, this fall pond will return to the UK and Europe for a major tour in selected cities across Europe including Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Glasgow, London and more.

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