Share new single ‘Sinking’ Watch the video HERE Debut album World To Me out 1st July 2022 via Clue Records
Tyneside’s Pit Pony share new single ‘Sinking’ - taken from debut album World To Me out 1st July 2022 via Clue Records.
An album to explore tales of political ineptitude, mental health, motherhood and failed relationships, ‘Sinking’ is about struggling with wanting to escape things and wondering why you feel confused or anxious when you didn’t expect it.
“There’s a lot more layers and textures to this than most on the album and it was a welcomed contrast and learning curve as it’s not something we’d really done some much with previous tracks.”, says singer Jackie Purver. “We have a lot to thank Chris MacManus and his production for with this one. The doubled 60s girl group style vocals in particular were his idea, and it’s something we all instantly loved being such big fans of that genre and its sound."
Listen/Watch the video for ‘Sinking’ HERE
She adds, "I think that on the surface this is influenced in its imagery by the fact I’m from a coastal town (South Shields) and have always been by the river so the whole album has a theme running through it with water (see what I did there?). I think when all we were allowed to do was go on walks we spent a lot of time walking our beautiful North East coast and that seeped into the writing.”
World To Me out 1st July via Clue Records
Tickets available HERE
11 June - Long Division Festival, Wakefield
18 June - Heelapalooza Festival, Middlesbrough
1 July - RPM Records Instore, Newcastle
1 July - Album Launch Show - Zerox, Newcastle
7 July - Pop Recs - Sunderland w/Pigsx7
3rd July - The Vinyl Whistle Instore, Leeds
16th July - Ulltra Fest, Hull
8th October - Twisterella Festival, Middlesbrough
World To Me Out 1st July 2022 TRACK LISTING: 1.Tide Of Doubt 2.Black Tar 3.Sinking 4.See Me Be 5.World To Me 6.Wish You Would 7.Cold 8.Supermarket 9.Best Is Yet 10.Just That 11.Underwater 12.Profit ____ About Pit Pony: 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 ____ Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify / Bandcamp / Soundcloud