The Dwarf Recommends: Pretty City, Pony Face

The Dwarf Recommends: Pretty City, Pony Face

Pretty City

Melbourne’s Pretty City draw from a number of influences: My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain and Dandy Warhols. More recently they have refined their sound, melding their trademark shimmery shoegaze noise, with a 90’s grunge-influenced pop sound.

The boys recently finished their national 'Piece of the Puzzle' tour with a cracking show at the Ding Dong lounge. The accompanying single is currently getting rotation on Triple J, and the official video can be seen below. Don’t sleep!

...and on the shoegaze tip, here's 'Falling In and Out of Love':

Pony Face

Also hailing from Melbourne are Pony Face. I first caught them supporting country-soul outfit St Jude at Howler several months ago, and was struck as to why I hadn’t heard of these guys previously.

Their live show is psychedelic, dark and intense. I couldn't describe it better than the band when describing their sound as having elements of Rowland S. Howard and The Dirty Three. Not bad influences there, if I do say so myself.

More recently they took on re-interpreting the entirety of Bruce Springsteen’s 1982 classic Nebraska as part of Pure Pop Records 'Summer Series'. The below clip ‘Holly Said’ is taken from their last album Hypnotised. Do yourself a favour:

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