Whether it’s heritage, hope or insanity that fuels them, Sydney-based Bad Pony simply do not stop. With nine national tours under their belt and three international showcases (Singapore’s Music Matters – 2016, Canadian Music Week – 2017, SXSW – 2018), Bad Pony have spent the most part of their career together on the road, not to mention having independently released four self-produced singles, all with national radio success.
The indie-rock outfit kicked off 2017 with a showcase at Canadian Music Week and inked a management deal with Sydney-based agency, ArowAgency. In the same year, Rolling Stone Magazine described their single “Deficiency” as “Balancing grit with glam, the in-ya-face pop-electro confidence is built from a dominant — yet relatively sparse — grinding, mechanical rhythm, that bumps up against a more reflective side.”
After playing to packed out venues across Austin and Dallas, the highlight of 2018’s SXSW for Bad Pony was easily playing Sound’s Australia’s Aussie BBQ at the inaugural Australia House Showcase. Playing before national idols such as Gang of Youths, Bad Pony’s explosive performance saw them walk away with the award of ‘Best Australian Group’, as voted by The AU Review and hailed by SXSW as “next in line to break out.”
Bad Pony wrapped up 2018 taking out the ‘Australian Music Week Prize’ at Australian Music Week and spent 2019 writing their debut album, which they showcased to a huge crowd at The Lansdowne in Sydney ahead of their Australian East Coast tour.