MTV Presents New Young Pony Club
plus support at Dingwalls, London on June 10th
The turning point came with the album's title track; a swarthy, deliciously menacing number that pushed the band completely out of their comfort zone. This new lease of creative freedom opened the band up to explore more experimental sides of themselves; like the psychedelic balladry of 'Stone' and atmospheric, cracked beauty of 'The Architect'.
Tracks on new album 'The Optimist' delve into psychological black holes with brutal clarity, capturing the band at their most extreme. There they are fame-fatigued ('Dolls'), hopeful on the tightrope of despair ('Monochrome') and gleefully moving on ('Lost A Girl').
Self produced and more importantly self funded and self released, 'The Optimist' is the sound of a band taking full control of their present and future, circumnavigating their own way. It's an assured, deliciously adventurous next step for New Young Pony Club. Open your ears and have a listen.