Their new single "Love Can't Make You Stay (Can't Fuck My Heart Away)" shows that they've lost none of that EP's sparkle.

It's a jangle-pop song that mixes scuzzy guitar riffs and a whopper of a chorus with some of the most misery-soaked lyrics this side of Morrissey (it's not a coincedence that the band covered "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" back in March). Wrapping up the bleakest emotions in a sugar-sweet song is one of the oldest tricks in the pop book for a reason: it works, and Anti Pony pull it off with style here. If you want to sob away the last of the summer, you couldn't ask for a better soundtrack than this.

"Love Can't Make You Stay (Can't Fuck My Heart Away)" is out now on Lazy Octopus Records.