EP REVIEW: Deficiency (BAD PONY)
EP: Deficiency ARTIST: Bad Pony
Deficiency gets a lesson in proficiency from Sydney indie rockers Bad Pony and their haymaker of a sophomore EP that dropped last week.
Carrying over the same searing intensity and flair seen on their previous EP (2015's 'Limbo'), the boys' new release 'Deficiency' comes off the back of an award-winning showing at SXSW earlier this year, and ultimately delves deeper into the dark side of the tune for this dynamic quintet.
Opening with the flashy thumper 'My Heart', 'Deficiency' takes a journey constantly anchored by vigorous percussion and refreshingly unaffected vocals. And while constantly energetic and at times drawing to mind fellow snarling modern rockers like Royal Blood, Highly Suspect and Rival Sons (particularly on 'Knife'), there's enough light and shade across the six tracks to hold your gaze, from the emotive groove-fest 'Half Blood' to the trap-tinged title track and beyond.
It's not a stretch to see why this lot have very quickly bewitched ears the world over with their amiably bombastic take on typical rock - all in all, 'Deficiency' is an unpretentious show pony that comfortably sets the Bad Pony gents at the top of the pack, and it's definitely not the last we'll be hearing from this lot.
'Deficiency' is out now via all the usual music suspects. Plus! Starting today, Bad Pony are taking this show on the road starting in Melbourne tonight. More info below.
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BY TIANA SPETER