Watch POND tease new album ‘9’ with new track and video ‘Human Touch’

The band’s new album arrives next month

POND have shared a new track and video called ‘Human Touch’, the third preview of their forthcoming album ‘9’.

The album, out on 1st October via Spinning Top Records / Secretly Distribution, has so far been previewed by the singles ‘America’s Cup’ and ‘Toast’.

Discussing the new song, frontman Nick Allbrook said: “One time a woman was smashing up a car outside my house, begging me to help her steal it. It was a lovely day. She was wired but sweet in a way. Her dog, Josie, was sitting in the passenger seat being very cute and fluffy. We talked for a good few hours in the sunny cul-de-sac and neither of us ended up committing grand theft auto. The music started with a grimey Casio loop Jay made, that we built the song around.”

Of the track’s accompanying video, Allbrook added: “My original idea was to be dancing in the central business district of Perth, being thoroughly ignored by suits on their lunch break. Turns out me and Duncan Wright (the video’s director) are both quivering Fremantle natives and terrified of the City.

“When Duncan saw a pretty sliver of morning sunlight in the West End we figured, stuff it, let’s do it there. Zero people is kind of the same thing as being ignored by lots of people, right? I need some human connection blah blah blah. It was super fun to make. We didn’t really have a strict plan and I overcame my anxiety about dancing in platform shoes to no music at 9am on a Tuesday morning like a kook.”

Allbrook is set to perform tracks from '9' alongside a signing session at London's Rough Trade East on 2nd October. Get tickets for the show here.


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