Taken from the newly-announced deluxe edition of 9, “Lights of Leeming” is a typically high-spirited track from the group, complete with electronic synths and energetic enthusiasm.
“’Lights of Leeming’ is a true story about the crushing boredom of suburbia and the wild and destructive things people do to break the monotony, to see that there’s at least something you can do to affect your surroundings – to be seen and validated as a real, existent part of the world – even if it’s just breaking something or getting in trouble,” explains Nicholas Allbrook.
“It’s pretty dumb fun, but dumb fun is important, right?”
Meanwhile, the track also comes paired by a frentically-psychedelic visualiser, shot in Fremantle, and described by the band as, “GoPro strapped to head, ran into pink goo, summoned from an old video synth”.
“Lights of Leeming” is set to appear on the aforementioned deluxe edition of 9, which is on track to arrive on May 20th. Pressed onto metallic silver vinyl, with an etching and a holographic sleeve, the new edition features a 12-page booklet and four brand new tracks.
In addition to “Lights of Leeming”, fans are treated to the ‘unhinged’ “My Funny Serpentine” and the ballad “The TAB Took My Baby from Me”, before closing with the dancefloor-ready “Hang a Cross on Me”.
“‘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,” explains Allbrook. “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.”
Pond are also set to hit the road next month for an Aussie tour, announcing a second show for Melbourne at The Espy in St Kilda today. Full details are available below.
Pond Australian Tour Dates 2022
Thursday, April 7th
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Friday, April 8th
The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, April 9th
The Croxton, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday, April 10th (New Show)
The Espy, St. Kilda, VIC
Friday, April 15th
Our Friends Farm, Tallarook, VIC
Tickets on sale now via the Pond website.