Thursday, 28 May 2015

Teaser Pony

From the artwork alone you can guess that Melbourne band Teaser Pony might be affiliated with the excellent Dick Diver. That is Steph Hughes' silkscreen artwork - and as soon as you hear the strains of 'Champion Fullback' you will note it's DD's Al McKay on the drums. Out on Cinnamon Records next month, the four track EP is a laidback jokey affair, yet it's still a rich sonic tapestry that evokes sepia-sun-soaked Australiana from the 80s and some excellently acerbic lyrics. And again we hear the sax rearing its not so ugly head - Australian bands really are grasping the proper usages of those strangled tones. The jumped up 'Headed For The Door' meanwhile could easily be a stripped to the chassis Royal Headache or a garage version of Blank Realm covering Split Enz. Overflowing with charm - you can pre-order the 7" here.

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