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Pond announce their tenth studio album, Stung!

27 March 2024, 10:23 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Psychedelic rock band Pond have announced their tenth studio album, Stung!, alongside new single, “(I’m) Stung".

“I wrote most of this while mowing someone’s lawn. I went home and put my fingers on the piano and pretty much played the base of it first go. This is a very rare and special treat and buoyed me for weeks. It’s funny because I had a mad crush on someone, and they dropped me like a sack of shit and this song just flew down and clocked me right in the forehead and I felt totally better. Then Gin and Gum added all their magic - cool sounds, passing chords..It's about being totally pathetically stung by someone and just having to be cool with it being unrequited. Being resilient, accepting that you are a bit of a goose, but life goes on.”

"(I’m) Stung" arrives alongside a video shot in Western Australia by Chris Adams. “We went to Lancelin, one of the most stereotypically Western Australian looking places in Western Australia, armed with a super 8 camera, 12 tubes of silver body paint and a rock eisteddfod wardrobe,” Pond say of the visualiser. “Nothing but the blistering heat and dehydration and a battalion of legendary holidaymakers in ATVs stood between us and cinema history. Our friend Chris Adams also put on his little “filmic auteur” cap and carried our shit around while we cavorted among the dunes dressed like a knock off NSYNC. Omg and the bee!! The bee obviously makes it. Nick kind of lost his mind in the endless whiteness and started fearfully battling the beast in the sky. Probably all the paint fumes."

Pond began making Stung! in piecemeal fashion, then, a member or two showing up at the little studio in Jay Watson’s back yard to work on a new idea. At last, they realised they ran the risk of being stuck in this phase—creation, adjustment, addition—forever. The whole quintet decamped to Dunsborough, the scenic surfing hub on Australia’s southwestern coast where a friend had recently finished a spacious and state-of-the-art studio. After nearly a year of writing and workshopping, they had the makings of a set more expansive than any previous Pond album.

Pond’s world tour will arrive in Europe in September. The band will stop in eight UK cities including London, where they headline the distinguished Scala on 3 October.


  1. Constant Picnic
  2. (I'm) Stung
  3. Neon River
  4. So Lo
  5. Black Lung
  6. Sunrise For The Lonely
  7. Elf Bar Blues
  8. Edge of the World Pt. 3
  9. Stars In Silken Sheets
  10. Boys Don't Crash
  11. O, UV Ray
  12. Last Elvis
  13. Elephant Gun
  14. Fell From Grace With The Sea

Stung! will be released on 21 June via Spinning Top Records, and is available to pre-order now.

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