Pond is a psychedelic rock band from Perth, Western Australia, which formed in 2008. Featuring an ever-changing line-up, the current line up is Nick Allbrook, Jay Watson, Joseph Ryan, Jamie Terry, and Julien Barbagallo.
Pond were formed in Perth, Western Australia, in 2008 with members Nick Allbrook, Jay Watson and Joseph Ryan. The original idea of Pond was to be able to get anyone they wanted to play whatever they wanted in a collaborative musical project.
Their first album was released soon after in January 2009, titled Psychedelic Mango which contained many psychedelic rock and pop elements. Their second album, Corridors of Blissterday, was completed live with an eight piece band in five days, and released in June 2009. This led to the creation of their 2010 album, Frond, released in May 2010, featuring a heavier pop influence than previously heard from them.
After the success of Tame Impala's 2010 breakthrough debut album Innerspeaker, a band which shares three members with Pond, the album Beard, Wives, Denim was recorded in 2010 and later released to critical acclaim in March 2012.
Pond toured the United States in 2012, appearing at festivals such as South by Southwest, with another album titled Hobo Rocket set for release in the future. On 26 May 2012, NME magazine named Pond "The Hottest New Band In The World" in their "Hot List" issue. On 28 June 2012, Pond had a one-off performance with Can frontman Damo Suzuki, one of Pond's biggest inspirations and musical idols.
Another album titled Man, It Feels Like Space Again is set to be recorded and released after the release of Hobo Rocket. Originally, Man, It Feels Like Space Again was planned to be the next Pond album release, but instead Hobo Rocket was chosen to be recorded and released beforehand. Pond described Hobo Rocket as being "much better than Beard, Wives, Denim. On 15 October 2014, Pond confirmed that the new album "Man, It Feels Like Space Again" will be released on 23 January 2015.
Nick "Paisley Adams" Allbrook – vocals, flute, keys, guitar
Jay "Wesley Goldtouch/Wirey B. Buddah" Watson – drums & backing vocals
Joseph "Shoseph Orion McJam" Ryan – guitar, keys & backing vocals
Jamie Terry – Keys
Julien "Frenchie" Barbagallo – bass
* Kevin Parker recorded drums for most of Beard, Wives, Denim
Nick "Paisley Adams" Allbrook – vocals, flute & sometimes keys
Jay "Wesley Goldtouch/Wirey B. Buddah" Watson – guitar, keys, bass, drums & backing vocals
Joseph "Shoseph Orion McJam" Ryan – guitar, bass & backing vocals
Jamie Terry – keys & bass
Cameron Avery – drums & bass
Richard "Aslan McPride" Ingham – guitar & percussion
Nick "Odin Bombadillo" Odell – percussion
Jeremy "Ayayayai" Cope – keys & percussion
Matthew "Celestius Maximus Argyle" Saville – drums
Kevin "Kaykay Sorbet" Parker – drums
Matt Handley - drums
Julien Barbagallo - bass