Artist info

Genre

Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Neil Young, Mazzy Star


band members

Caitlin Harnett - Vocals, Electric Guitar Sam Montague - Electric Guitar Josh Piltz - Drums Mark Piccles - Bass


Influences

Warren Zevon, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Graham Nash


Website

www.caitlinharnett.com

Bio

In 2015 Caitlin Harnett and the Pony Boys formed and have since played a number of shows around Australia, two USA tours with SUSTO and The High Divers and have supported the likes of Tony Joe White, Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Nude Party and The Felice Brothers.

Following the successful release of their latest singles ‘Make You Feel Blue’ & ‘5am’ Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys have been carving out their own rabid fanbase and a reputation of raucous live shows, seeing them nominated for Best Live Act in NSW 2020 alongside DMA’s, Lime Cordiale, Ruby Fields and Ngaiire.

Their new record is set to be released in November this year. It was recorded live over a day in the living room of Joseph Ireland (The Middle East, Joseph Liddy & The Skeleton Horse), layered with saxophone and jangly electric guitars, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys are reviving 70’s Americana in all its glory, but with a modern twist.

“Her voice is like Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval was jerked out of a long sleep.” The Guardian

“Lush, Americana-style folk tunes, jangling guitar and a whole lot of honesty.” Sydney Morning Herald

“It’s quintessential Caitlin Harnett, vocals that soar with heart and hold the same sense of intimacy as the greats, all set against a backdrop of modern Americana.” NME

“Their newest release will warm your heart while gently slicing it in two – our favourite type of ditty.” RUSSH Magazine

“Lead singer Caitlin Harnett fills the void that is a distinct lack of alt-country in Sydney’s music scene. Whether you’re in the big smoke or by the water, this track is bound to become an instant addition to your summer playlist.” FBi Radio

“The Sydney-sider’s single “Make You Feel Blue’ is knock-your-socks-off material. Has there been a sad song thats made us happier in recent times? Probably not.” Meadow Fest.

“One of the finest slices of country soul you’ll hear this year. A gorgeous mood with that voice that hangs heavy in the air and dips into all the right forlorn corners.” Post To Wire

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

25 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

you can already see it: a crowd of punters arm in arm, swaying and singing along to that pearler of a chorus at the top of their lungs. what a VISION.

you can already see it: a crowd of punters arm in arm, swaying and singing along to that pearler of a chorus at the top of their lungs. what a VISION.

Review

Review by Kath Devaney Kath Devaney

18 Nov 2020

Triple J
50

Another soaring piece of sheer gold from CH and her beloved Pony Boys. There are very few artists who capture the magic and vibration of live performance, Caitlin is one of those few.

Another soaring piece of sheer gold from CH and her beloved Pony Boys. There are very few artists who capture the magic and vibration of live performance, Caitlin is one of those few.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

17 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

Magic track from Caitlin and her Pony Boys. It's got that winning mix of amble and ramble, rust and gold.

Magic track from Caitlin and her Pony Boys. It's got that winning mix of amble and ramble, rust and gold.