Her hand fell lightly on my shoulder. The opening words to the latest, quaking instalment from the rich Pony Face catalogue, a song that will grab you by the throat and make sure you are listening.
After a two-year hiatus, Pony Face has announced the launch of this fiery new single on September 11 at The Gasometer, Collingwood. Following on from the success of their reworking of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, this single will give everyone the chance to hear the songwriting prowess synonymous with these stalwart rockers. ‘Love theme – 1984’ was recorded in Melbourne’s Head Gap Studio’s, produced by Casey Rice - holding the band to their promise to create rock’n’roll reduced to its purest form.
This single follows the 2012 release of their sophomore album ‘Hypnotised’. After performances to a sold-out Northcote Social Club, the album received outstanding reviews and made it onto many ‘Best Albums of 2012’ critics’ lists including the M+N Critics Poll. Sadly after ‘Hypnotised’ was released, drummer, Kris Emond had heart surgery, bumping the band into hiatus. As soon as Kris was able once more, he donned a guitar for their interim project, Pony Face presents Nebraska, until he had recovered in full and could take to the drum stool once more.
PONY FACE are Simon Bailey, Kris Emond & Anth Dymke; all musical virtuosi on their respective instruments, with the ability to get together and turn into a whole greater than the sum of it’s parts.
With very special guest PENNY IKINGER who has a rich musical history - she is a woman with a past, some might say. She is also a woman with a future. But what matters most isn't where she has been, it's where she's going next...
"The groove is in the spaces in between. They allow the music to breathe with possibilities, their supple songs insinuate themselves into the mind, their playing fuses them with the imagination" - Stephen Walker, 3RRR.