Northern Radar Presents: Pit Pony on Sunday 13th November 2022
With a rawness that owes influence to the North East coast they call home, Pit Pony are a caustic, fuzz-rock five-piece from Tyneside. The band create an adrenaline fuelled, full throttle soundtrack for singer Jackie to explore tales of political ineptitude, mental health, motherhood and failed relationships.
With their first new music since 2020, Pit Pony return with their foot firmly on the throttle. Their debut album World To Me explores themes of identity, isolation, anxiety, motherhood and although not intentionally, the impact of the pandemic on us all. Songs like ‘Tide of Doubt’ and ‘Black Tar’ are quite visceral which Jackie describes as an “outlet for the pent up anxiety of isolation and the what seems like constant bad news coming at us from all angles”. ‘World To Me’ and ‘See Me Be’ explore the experience of having a baby and navigating life after that. ‘Best Is Yet’ is more of a love letter to Jackie’s younger self, with ‘Supermarket’ and ‘Cold’ exploring themes of complex relationships and self preservation.
Despite a relatively modest back catalogue of just a handful of singles since forming in 2018, Pit Pony have received support from BBC Radio 1, BBC6 Music, Radio X, Amazing Radio with DJs including Steve Lamacq, Mary Anne Hobbs, Huw Stephens and John Kennedy getting on board early. Armed with lots of new music and a bigger sound, the band are back with the bit between their teeth and ready to move.
In the last 12 months the band played 3 sold out headline shows in Newcastle, supported IDLES at their sold out Newcastle date, supported The Wedding Present at the O2 Academy in Leeds, supported LIFE on their UK tour and before that, sold out of copies of their first 7” for single ‘Hard Rainfall’. In support of the release, the band will be playing festivals and one-off shows across the UK tour including Long Division and Twisterella festivals.
The band have been supported by PRS Foundation and Help Musicians to create their debut record, released on Clue Records (Bored At My Grandmas House, The Wedding Present, YOWL, Team Picture).
Pit Pony are:
Jackie Purver – Vocals
Garth Purver – Guitar
Andrew Jones – Guitar
Andrew Potter - Bass
Joey Morley - Drums
Music Genres: Indie
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