Hello everyone, welcome to the little piece of writing about the band Pond. This won’t take long, I promise. In 2008 – memory tells me it was summer – Joseph Orion McJam, Paisley Adams and Wiry B. Buddha were sat under a mulberry tree, (lot Lotus, alas, Buddhist references end here) in Daglish, Perth, where the they lived in a happy little home on Troy Tce with their friend Kevin, who now plays drums live. Something in their orange juice and cup-o-soups that morning inspired them enough to write the naff-tropical lo-fi psychedelic pastiche that became Psychedelic Mango.
A fun listen, if you can steel your ears and tolerate the minutes of white noise which invariably accompany every half sensible pop song. The idea of Pond was to be able to get anyone we wanted to play whatever whenever in a completely ego free kind of trip, all under the big obligation-less blanket of “Pond”. This resulted in the next album, Corridors of Blissterday (more exemplary cosmic idiocy) being done live with an 8 piece band in 5 days. Then I’m afraid to say we got too into Prince and the Mac, so we accidentally made Frond.
We have played a bunch of shows, notably some in Japan in weird little clubs under other weird things and below some more weird things. You should go to Japan by the by. We have done this little 7” EP you can buy, with some more pop bollocks, that was released, like everything else except Frond, on Badminton Bandit. Soon you should be able to buy this other album we did in a farm down south of Perth, which we have been mixing incessantly for the last little while. Now Pond consists of the original three, plus Kevin on drums and Jamie, from the Silents, on keyboards. That’s an attempt at summarizing Pond for those who, like me, will probably not be bothered reading anything that is too florid and in depth.