pond interview stung! with happy mag 2024

Beloved Aussie psych-rockers Pond are back with their highly anticipated tenth album, Stung!.

Currently tearing up stages on their national tour, the band has been earning rave reviews from fans and critics alike, road-testing new tracks with their signature explosive live shows.

Forget everything you know about psychedelic rock. Pond, the iconic band behind many a hazy summer soundtrack, return with a double LP that’s anything but laid-back.

We caught up with the coolest band on the planet, (and GUM!) fresh off recording Stung!, their most ambitious and sprawling work yet. They shared candid tales of makeshift studio sessions, beachside runs, and the unfiltered joy of making music with mates.

Is it a concept album about the beauty and absurdity of modern life? Maybe. A sonic trip that nods to Fleetwood Mac and Prince? Definitely. Most importantly, is it a bloody good time? Dive in and see for yourself as we get stung by Pond’s latest musical bug.

Stung is out now via Spinning Top Records.

Check out their tour dates here and stay connected to Pond via Instagram.

Cheers to tixel for making this interview possible.