Pond Live On US Radio: ‘America Gets Down With Weirder Music’
News posted Friday, May 4 2012 at 05:00 PM.
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During their five-week trip to the US in April, Perth’s Pond dropped into KEXP studios in Seattle for a 30-minute live-to-air set (watch below).
The band played songs from their latest album Beard, Wives, Denim including ‘You Broke My Cool’, ‘When It Explodes’ and ‘Eye Pattern Blindness’. They also told host Cheryl Waters why they tend to go down better with audiences in the US.
“America gets down with weirder music,” said guitarist Jay Watson, who also plays in Tame Impala. “Because there’s so many people there’s a lot of people into weird [music], whereas in Australia they don’t really play Pond that much. We play for a few people in Perth, but America is best for all our bands. They have the most dedicated fans.”
Pond were one of the most talked-about bands at this year’s South By Southwest, coming in at #1 in M+N’s buzz rankings for the event.