It’s a rip-roaring track about the naïvety of childhood
Elli Chappelhow
17:15 30th April 2020

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Have you ever wondered what ABBA’s hit ‘Does Your Mother Know’ would sound like if they had swapped the streets of Stockholm for the River Clyde, and were an indie rock band in 2020? Well, listen to the chorus on ‘Everything Is Easy’ and you might get a slight idea.

Anyway, enough about ABBA. Glaswegian four-piece Dead Pony are brilliant, and you need to be listening to them. Catchy hooks and infectious riffs are all present and correct, anchored by a chunk of grunge and the spin of a pop disco ball. With a hint of Wolf Alice’s ‘Bros’, the widescreen-drama of Black Honey and a whole load of brooding Glasgow punk, ‘Everything Is Easy’ is an infectious single from Dead Pony that will catapult them into the collective consciousness. Listen below:

“‘Everything is Easy’ is a take on how simple childhood experiences can be soured as you grow older,” explains frontwoman Anna Shields. “Lyrically, we tried to capture that feeling of betrayal you feel as a young, naïve child when you find out Santa isn’t real or that your conception wasn’t via your Dad finding a snotter on the wall and raising it to become you. We came up with this idea after having discussed how ridiculous the things were we believed as children.”

Having already earned themselves support slots alongside Courtney Barnett, Black Honey and The Mysterines, this won’t be the last you’re hearing from this four-piece. ’Everything Is Easy’ heralds the arrival of a slew of material to be released throughout this year, sure to bolster their already formidable live reputation. Don’t sleep on ‘em. 

'Everything Is Easy' is out now via LAB Records. 

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Photo: Daniel Blake