Pond Unveil The Dance Floor Jam, ‘Hang A Cross On Me’
Freemantle superstar outfit, Pond have today unveiled their dance-floor ready single, Hang A Cross On Mealongside the tracks official video. The new tune will appear alongside three new tracks on the deluxe edition of their ARIA #6 album 9 which is set for release on Friday May 20. After the release, Pond are set to head off on a UK and Earopean tour with two performances at Primavera Sound.
Hang A Cross On Me carries that familiar groove we’ve come to know from the legendary Pond. Fuzzy synth work, rolling drum patterns and that infectious signature vocal delivery from frontman Nick Allbrook.
“Hang A Cross On Me was made infinitely cooler by the return of Cowboy John – musician, poet, fashion icon, Poon’s Head Studio regular, legend. We got Cowboy to feature on Hobo Rocket back in the day. In both songs he insisted on improvising his own lyrics and on only doing one take, and both, of course, were perfect. He meditates on love, life, the universe and everything with his signature fantastical surrealism and cosmic wonder. It’s always a pleasure working with him. He is incredibly rare and brilliant and we love him,” – Nick Allbrook, Pond
The accompanying video sees Allbrook dancing with some serious hip twisting vibe in perfect expressive disco fashion.
“Me and Alex just sort of roamed around the vast old Fremantle stone chamber of Victoria Hall, setting up little scenes in the basement, on the stage, in the lesser hall and from the gods. The afternoon light blasts through the windows into the theatre. Joe Ryan lent me his laser gloves and everything just sort of came together as we danced about, me with a bedazzled and fringed cowboy hat built by a tripper, Alex with a camera. It felt like the right type of creativity, with lots of grooving around and fun easy ease,” – Nick AllBrook
Available for pre-order now, the metallic silver 180g double LP deluxe edition of 9features etching and a holographic gatefold sleeve, a 12 page booklet and four brand new tracks. The release features the aforementioned Hang A Cross On Me, the high energy Lights of Leeming, the unhinged My Funny Serpentine, and The TAB Took My Baby From Me – a ballad only Pond could pen.
Pond’s infectious new groove, Hang A Cross On Me is available now, everywhere via Spinning Top.
POND – TOUR DATES
UK + EUROPE – JUNE 2022
Presented by Spinning Top
Tickets on sale now
Friday 3 June | Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ES – SOLD OUT
Saturday 4 June | Levitation France, Angers FR
Sunday 5 June | Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, FR
Tuesday 7 June | Capitol, Santiago de Compostela ES
Saturday 11 June | Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ES – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 14 June| SWG3 TV Studio, Glasgow UK
Wednesday 15 June | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Friday 17 June | Electric Ballroom, London UK
Saturday 18 June | Manchester Academy 2, Manchester, UK