Bad Pony have become a well-known name for adrenaline-fuelled rock.
On their new single ‘Villain’, The Sydney act have honed in on their trademark energy and created something fresh and thrilling.
The track itself was recorded by Bad Pony in regional New South Wales, but was brought back into the city to be mastered by Leon Zervos at Studios 301.
“‘Villain’ is an existentialist walk down Grey St. in St. Kilda. It’s a street renowned for night walkers, homelessness and drugs. I used to go through there at 5:30am in the morning every day to get to work and encountered people with some pretty serious drug and mental health problems.
“The song is about those people who are too often wrongly villainised,” offer the band on ‘Villain’.
The band also touched on the video, directed by Rick Clifford.
“This video was by far the funnest part of the ‘Villain’ creative process. Rick Clifford (RC Stills) is an amazing director – he shot the whole thing on a camcorder and we created these super over the top supervillains with mediocre powers,” explain the band.
“Some dear friends and Melbourne superstars (Merpire, FEELDS, Hannah Blackburn, Nick McKinlay and our very own Mark Webber) starred in it and we killed, covered each other in fake blood and strutted down the back alleys of Richmond. I choreographed and styled the shoot and had an absolute ball taking on the persona of a cheesy 80s horror lunatic.”
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With any good release comes a tour to match. For Bad Pony, the same applies. The five-piece today announce a brand new Villain tour, taking in cities across Australia, throughout January and February 2020.
Kicking off in Sydney on January 24, the tour then heads to Wollongong. After that, it turns south, and heads to Melbourne, and Euroa, before wrapping up at San Remo’s Westernport Hotel.
Bad Pony Villain Tour 2020
Tickets for all shows are available via Bad Pony’s Facebook page.
Friday, January 24th
The Lansdowne, Sydney NSW
Sunday, January 26th
Wollongong Hotel, Wollongong NSW
Thursday, February 20th
The Grace Darling, Melbourne VIC
Friday, February 21st
Northern Republic, Euroa VIC
Saturday, February 22nd
Westernport Hotel, San Remo VIC