Try and define Pond within the boundaries of a genre?
It’s roughly, well, impossible.
Their psych spirals, groovy rhythms and intense fuzz is only the core of a jack in the box of mismatched ideas, that should turn your head like dipping your chips in a creme egg. That however is hardly the case, tight and rehearsed these Aussie rockers bring riff-heavy rock to the brink, combining that with enough improvisation and flare to hold your gaze throughout a live performance.
With the high temperatures testing everyone’s ability to create some raucousness in Manchester’s sweatiest venue. Pond’s reverberating set ensured it was an explosive affair at the Gorilla.
Words and photographs by Jacob Flannery
Words by HQ