Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix, The Neighbourhood, Local Natives, Thrice


band members

Jarred Young, Sam Thomlinson, Isaac Chamberlain, Mark Webber, Cron Van Niekerk


Website

www.badponymusic.com.au/

Bio

​There might be something about growing up in a nation essentially founded on a prison labour colony that instills in a band a sense of tirelessness. Whether it's heritage, hope or insanity that fuels Bad Pony, they simply don't seem to stop.

Since releasing their debut EP 'Limbo' in 2015, the Sydney-based quintet has independently released four self-produced singles, all with national radio success. On the touring front, this premier indie outfit have clocked up thousands of kilometres with five national tours since 2016, an appearance at world-renown Music Matters, Singapore in 2016 and a showcase at Canadian Music Week in 2017. The band finished off a successful 2017 being announced as part of the Australian line-up at the world’s biggest music conference, SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas and taking out the win for the Australian Music Week Award.

After inking a publishing deal with Perfect Pitch Publishing as well as a booking deal with 123 Agency in 2016, the band have their sophomore EP, 'Deficiency' in the cooker and launched into last year with the release of their explosive single of the same title with a premiere on Rolling Stone Australia, airplay on Triple J and a successful national run of shows that saw them play to packed-out rooms across Australia.

"The country has produced many impressive electronic pop acts in recent years, and Sydney’s Bad Pony look like they may be next in line to break out." - SXSW, 2017

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

18 May 2016

Triple J
45

You guys rule, that is all.

You guys rule, that is all.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

17 May 2016

Triple J
35

Yeah it's real good! 1:30 is a long time to wait for a chorus, but you make it worth it.

Yeah it's real good! 1:30 is a long time to wait for a chorus, but you make it worth it.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

16 May 2016

Triple J
40

Yay, Ponies! Super fun and upbeat stuff here. It's really interesting/great as I can still pick up certain elements that kind of remind me of your earlier work ie: "White Russian" but you can also hear where your sound has quite evidently progressed and evolved. The chorus is so catchy and I hope I can bop to it in the flesh soon!

Yay, Ponies! Super fun and upbeat stuff here. It's really interesting/great as I can still pick up certain elements that kind of remind me of your earlier work ie: "White Russian" but you can also hear where your sound has quite evidently progressed and evolved. The chorus is so catchy and I hope I can bop to it in the flesh soon!