A Sunday night in Northcote saw the first of 2 sold out shows for West Australian psychadelic rock outfit Pond. The brainchild of a fair chunk of Tame Impala folk have built quite a following, and having caught them once before (as support for The Flaming Lips) I was pretty keen to catch them again.
Arriving early – or so I thought – the Northcote Social Club looked anything but sold out. Seems the set times posted on Facebook had the lads taking the stage at 11:20pm. Turns out they were on at 10:00pm. No doubt some unhappy campers arrived part way into the show.
Nevertheless, there were plenty of folk in at the NSC as Pond took to the stage, launching into an instrumental cacophony of sound, driven primarily by heavy bass and delay filled guitar work from Joseph Ryan.