ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘IGNORE THIS’
OUT 5TH APRIL 2024
NEW VIDEOS FOR ABOUT LOVE + COBRA
ON TOUR WINTER 2024 + SUMMER FESTIVALS 2024
WINNERS OF THE NORDOFF ROBBINS SPOTLIGHT AWARD
|“We have found the most accomplished band out of Scotland yet” – Jack Saunders, Radio 1
“Big things are coming for Dead Pony” Kerrang!
“Dead Pony are set to continue their meteoric rise ” Line Of Best Fit“I love it when you find a young band that just makes you feel the way when you
were that age. …I find them really exciting.” – Lauren Mayberry (CHVRCHES) on
BBC Radio 1“Brimming with chaos and character, showing off the bands raucous personality as well as setting up what is sure to be an exciting future” Rock Sound
Glasgow, Scotland- Dead Pony, one of the most talked about new bands, have announced their debut album ‘IGNORE THIS’ set for release 5th April 2024 on LAB/Seeker records.
White noise. Information overload. The inescapable sense that your voice is being lost in the crowd. For these rising Scottish stars, the realisation that keeping heads above water in an oversaturated modern music industry was stopping them from chasing the sort of singular sounds that had led here in the first place was a moment to pump brakes and take stock. They’d done what they were told. They’d tried to fit in. And all they’d gotten in return was dull-eyed apathy and broken promises.
“As a band, we’ve experienced an awful lot of being ignored,” grins towering guitarist and lead composer Blair Crichton. “We really don’t like that. So we set about making a debut LP so good that people had to pay attention. It’s a record that literally dares people to ‘Ignore THIS…’”
Across 16 shapeshifting tracks, IGNORE THIS does just that. Written, recorded and produced entirely by Blair and his bandmates Anna Shields (vocals), Liam Adams (bass) and Euan Lyons (drums), it’s a combination of the cutting-edge synth-rock of bands like WARGASM or Vukovi and the old-school legends like The Prodigy and Queens Of The Stone Age grabs the breath from your lungs and refuses to let go. Like Queens’ 2002 classic Songs For The Deaf, too, there’s a mixtape quality to the sprawling collection. Rather than flicking through stations on the radio, it’s more like digging into a stack of old VHS tapes: with the imagery teased on advance singles like MK Nothing (brainwashed assassins), MANA (zombie apocalypse), COBRA (an invasion of brain-dead bodysnatchers) and About Love (coming-of-age romance) barely hinting at what’s to follow.
“It’s about making music that appeals to people like us,” explains Anna, emboldened by the confidence of experiences like performing on the massive main stage of Glasgow’s TRNSMTfestival and selling-out their first UK headline tour. “A lot of things have changed for us over the last few years, but it’s arguably even more powerful seeing how we’ve stayed the same. That’s solidified my understanding of who our fans are: people who like good music, who aren’t in too much of a hurry to pigeonhole bands into categories, who don’t give a fuck about following trends. When I look into the crowd at our shows, I see people who remind me of myself as a teenager. Those are the people this music is for: the misfits who struggle to fit in anywhere else…”
Alongside the announcement, the band have revealed two new videos for About Love and COBRA.
IGNORE THIS Track-listing:
1. the antagonist is ignorance
2. IGNORE THIS
3. MK Nothing
5. About Love
9. I might die.
10. tedious and bleak
12. Bad Girlfriend
14. White Rabbit
15. Faces On The Wall
16. Motor City Mad Man
Dead Pony will be heading out on the road with The Blackout in February 2024 and select festivals next Summer.
Dead Pony touring:
19th February- Manchester Academy *w. The Blackout
20th February – Glasgow SWG3 *w. The Blackout
22nd February – Cardiff The Great Hall SOLD OUT *w. The Blackout
23rd February – Birmingham O2 Academy *w. The Blackout
24th February – London O2 Kentish Town Forum *w. The Blackout
13-14th April – Takedown Festival Portsmouth
12-15th June – Rock For People Festival, Czech Republic
10-13th July – 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham
Watch the video for ‘MK Nothing’ below
Watch the video for MANA below
|Dead Pony is: Anna Shields – vocals / Blair Crichton – guitar, programming / Liam Adams – bass /Euan Lyons – drums
IGNORE THIS with be released 5th April 2024 PRE-ORDER HERE