Dead Pony
‘Everything is Easy’
LAB Records

Exploding out of Glasgow’s vibrant post-punk scene, Dead Pony dropped their new single, ‘Everything is Easy‘ on May Day.  It is the first of a series of releases Dead Pony promise throughout this plague-infested year.  Dead Pony are known for their chaotic and frenetic live show, having shared bills with the likes of Courtney Barnett, The Mysterines, and Black Honey.  

‘Everything is Easy’ explodes out of the gates with fuzzy, skuzzy guitars and frontwoman Anna Shields’ vocals.  The beat is insistent and the guitars are recall everything from the Jesus and Marychain to Love and Rockets to Garbage, but this is mixed with electronic flourishes, particularly around the bass and drums.  Shields’ voice is both soft and honeyish, but there is a threat of danger in it, much like fellow Scotswoman, Shirley Manson.

Clocking in at just under three minutes, I almost feel cheated, as the song elicits all these memories in me, having grown up on 80s alternative rock.  And that’s the thing, Shields says the song is about childhood.  But, rather than my honeyed memories of brilliant music from my childhood, Shields says she was trying to ‘capture that feeling of betrayal you feel as a young, naïve child when you find out Santa isn’t real.’

I look forward to the coming series of releases from Dead Pony.