News: Dead Pony – Debut Album ‘Ignore This’ Out Now

Euan Robertson

Dead Pony have released their debut album ‘IGNORE THIS’ today via Lab Records. Listen to the record HERE

Speaking about the release of the album Anna Shields said 

“I actually can’t quite believe it yet that our album is now out into the world. This has been a long time coming for our band and I’m so incredibly proud of myself and the boys for all we’ve achieved the past few years. Seriously can’t wait for our fans to listen and to play these songs live for them, the next year is going to be wild for us”

Earlier this week the band released the colourful video for live favourite single, ‘Rainbows’.

Check it out, below

“RAINBOWS is a song about loving yourself. Growing up as a teenager, I always felt like a bit of an outcast and I never felt comfortable in my own skin. It’s only as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realised that being true to yourself is the most beautiful thing that you can be and that you don’t need to fit the mould to be worthy of loving who you are. 

This song is for 13 year old Anna and all of the other people out there who haven’t yet realised that their differences are beautiful. Just remember, no matter how bleak things may seem, Rainbows always come and things always get better.” says Anna Sheilds

‘Rainbows’ follows the previous singles which have seen widespread radio support across BBC Radio 1, Kerrang! Radio, 6music, Radio X and more.

IGNORE THIS – White noise. Information overload. The inescapable sense that your voice is being lost in the crowd. For these rising Scottish stars, the realisation that keeping heads above water in an oversaturated modern music industry was stopping them from chasing the sort of singular sounds that had led here in the first place was a moment to pump brakes and take stock. They’d done what they were told. They’d tried to fit in. And all they’d gotten in return was dull-eyed apathy and broken promises. 

“As a band, we’ve experienced an awful lot of being ignored,” grins towering guitarist and lead composer Blair Crichton. “We really don’t like that. So we set about making a debut LP so good that people had to pay attention. It’s a record that literally dares people to ‘Ignore THIS…’”

Across 16 shapeshifting tracks, IGNORE THIS does just that. Written, recorded and produced entirely by Blair Crichton and his bandmates Anna Shields (vocals), Liam Adams (bass) and Euan Lyons (drums), it’s a combination of the cutting-edge synth-rock of bands like WARGASM or Vukovi and the old-school legends like The Prodigy and Queens Of The Stone Age grabs the breath from your lungs and refuses to let go. Like Queens’ 2002 classic Songs For The Deaf, too, there’s a mixtape quality to the sprawling collection. Rather than flicking through stations on the radio, it’s more like digging into a stack of old VHS tapes: with the imagery teased on advance singles like MK Nothing (brainwashed assassins), MANA (zombie apocalypse), COBRA (an invasion of brain-dead bodysnatchers) and About Love (coming-of-age romance) barely hinting at what’s to follow.

“It’s about making music that appeals to people like us,” explains Anna, emboldened by the confidence of experiences like performing on the massive main stage of Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival and selling-out their first UK headline tour. “A lot of things have changed for us over the last few years, but it’s arguably even more powerful seeing how we’ve stayed the same. That’s solidified my understanding of who our fans are: people who like good music, who aren’t in too much of a hurry to pigeonhole bands into categories, who don’t give a fuck about following trends. When I look into the crowd at our shows, I see people who remind me of myself as a teenager. Those are the people this music is for: the misfits who struggle to fit in anywhere else…”

IGNORE THIS Track-listing:

1. the antagonist is ignorance
3. MK Nothing
5. About Love
6. myself
9. I might die.
10. tedious and bleak
12. Bad Girlfriend
13. X-Rated
14. White Rabbit
15. Faces On The Wall
16. Motor City Mad Man

 Dead Pony touring:

5th April – The Garage, Glasgow *w. Kid Kapichi
6th April – New Century Hall, Manchester *w. Kid Kapichi
8th April – Metropolitan University, Leeds *w. Kid Kapichi
9th April – Foundry, Sheffield *w. Kid Kapichi
10th April – O2 Academy, Birmingham *w. Kid Kapichi
12th April – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London *w. Kid Kapichi
14th  June – Rock For People CZ 
22ND June- Pinkpop NL
11th July  2000 Trees  
13th July  TRNSMT 
1st August Y NOT Festival
1st – 4th August-Kendal Calling 
23rd – 25th  August – Reading & Leeds Festival 

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