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Friday May 31

Primavera Sound Barcelona

Parc del Fòrum

One might say that they get on the stage after pushing their way through a sound quagmire. Instead of wearing an akubra and holding a machete, here Pond wear fluorescent cashmere shirts and have footswitches. The Perth quartet's psychedelic pop, who share blood type with Tame Impala, makes its way through an undergrowth of swampy instrumentations with melodic clearings. But, like any band with a lysergic disposition worthy of this name, they don’t have only one stylistic reality. That’s why there is an urban dimension of Pond as well –many songs are about Perth, their hometown–, their head is well set in the present - the inclusion of keyboards and chroming in their productions is far removed from the sixties and very much 21st century, and they have a very healthy curiosity for music that incites them to delve into other genres such as blue-eyed soul or pure and simple pop, without the prefix psych.

Tasmania (Marathon Artists, 2019)

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