The Pony Collaboration debut is out this Monday 2nd April on Series 8 records.(Available everywhere including www.series8records.co.uk
for just £7.99 incl of P&P)
Here's what people think....
"A brilliant and beautiful debut long-player. As a homegrown response to all things ‘Americana’, this oozes quality and delicate charm. " 10/10 Whisperin n hollerin.
"Don’t Stay’ uses the strings to weave a more melancholic pattern; this beauty is the one that anchors the whole record. They have a good ear for sadness - ‘Your Disease’ is even more maudlin, the strings soft pillows over a mattress of aching throbbing bass heart, slow-motion heartbreak. ‘Let Go’ sees them as an Americana version of the Delgados, the male/female vocals, the strings, the gorgeous pop melody. Everything is in place; these Ponies are going to be at the front of the British Americana race. " Americana UK
"Just perfect pop, perfect tunes, perfect production, perfect textures, everything feels just so right. Loaded with warmth and soul and maybe even a hint of breezy Northern Soul in there with the strings and the glockenspiel and melodica and the refined percussion. Positively lazy pop to get lost in for hours and hours" - recommended ORGAN
ALSO RELEASED THE HOTLY TIPPED DEBUT ALBUM BY OOM
Oom - Their music is a mix of dark ambience, distorted beats, beautiful vocals and noisy guitars. Vocalist Debbie Clare also co writes and sings with Massive Attack.
They are featured in this week's Music Week as a Tastemakers Tip, described as "Frequently dark and disturbing, but always bold, beautiful and quite brilliant"
"oom are like a grunged up Portishead with Bjork vocals" Zane Lowe
"They blew me the f*ck away" Chuck D
"a stinging array of heavily hung darkly woven soul sapping atmospherics that explode into life like a shard showering catherine wheel" Brighton Source
"Seriously menacing and catchy electrics which have been beefed up by some live guitar and drums are the perfect counterpoint to Debbie Clare's soothing vocals"
"Set against the backdrop of dark ambience, crashing guitars and distorted beats, Debbie has a voice to melt the heart" Glasswerk.co.uk
"Oom are definitely very accomplished in the art of grabbing the attention with sweeping electro noise" Repeat Fanzine
"Debbie Clare's voice is fragile, knowing and vulnerable. There are elements of Donna Summer, Dusty Springfield and the off-kilter Katie Jane Garside present in her vocals, and they all combine to create something utterly enchanting"Music OHM