Jetstream Pony – Jetstream Pony
Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten
LP / CD / DL
Jetstream Pony describe themselves as Schrammelig post punk and indie-pop, Fighting Boredom caught them before lock down supporting the Wedding Present. A place they fitted into with out any effort on their part. They have just released their new album and Fighting Boredom have been listening, read what we thought below.
Way before Emo blew it’s black fringe out of it’s eyes and despaired at the world, we had another music for fey young things to embrace, obsess about and love. It was a mixture of guitars, big, fuzzy, jangly and loud, idiosyncratic drums, not so much keeping a beat but keeping your feet going at the indie disco and loose low basslines. But on top of this were the voices, cool, aloof and wonderful, at odds with the music or completely in tune with them, it wasn’t so much a genre as a loose grouping of music and style. We called it indie and it ran from the weak chinned and feebly wonderful to the feedback drenched Velvet’s lovers. It was wonderful and this record proves that it’s alive and well.
Jetstream Pony have given us an effortless slice of music, a dollop of sparkling, dense guitars and danceable bass and drums, it’s an indie triumph, it’s an album for sunny days and sitting alone. But the thing that sets this apart and makes the music so good is the vocal. Beth sounds like she’s not even trying, like this whole thing is just a breeze and something they threw together. When you know it’s a work of love and immersion in many many hours of music. Her singing is just beautiful, it echoes emotions while sounding like she doesn’t give one. It’s so cool it lifts the already ace music up even more. The only thing I can possibly compare it to is the first time I heard the Shop Assistants and Alex sang about a Safety Net. That rush of blood to my head, the sheer exuberism of the music and the emotions raw and open are all here on Jetstream Pony.
Fighting Boredom like Jetstream Pony and we think you will too, so have a listen and get into it.
All words by Adrian Bloxham.