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/Melbourne-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 Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

07 Jun 2018

Triple J
40

Woah. Get ready for some serious shredding, brutal energy and a bit of chaos with those up & down paces. I'm hearing a bit of QOTSA and Royal Blood too. This rips.

Woah. Get ready for some serious shredding, brutal energy and a bit of chaos with those up & down paces. I'm hearing a bit of QOTSA and Royal Blood too. This rips.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

08 Mar 2018

Triple J
35

i'm hearing the theatrics of muse with the heavier side of foals. i'm sweaty just listening to it stationary in an office chair.

i'm hearing the theatrics of muse with the heavier side of foals. i'm sweaty just listening to it stationary in an office chair.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

08 Mar 2018

Triple J
35

Kicks like a mule.

Kicks like a mule.