Pond have shared the video for their sprawling new track ‘Take Me Avalon I’m Young’ and announced a run of UK headline shows.
Filmed in Hastings, England, and directed by Bunny Kinney, the music video sees frontman Nicholas Allbrook try his hand at a variety of sports.
Allbrook described the music video – the song for which is lifted from Pond’s recently released ninth album ‘9’ – as “no joke” and “the most fun video I’ve ever been a part of”.
“I spent two days rushing around Hastings running, swimming, shooting, fencing and playing terrible basketball,” he said in a statement. “It was a dream come true. The freezing sunrise yoga was magical in retrospect, even if I was a brat at the time (sorry Bunny). A perfect seaside weekend; I got to play, and Bunny got to create an ode to his favorite sport, the modern pentathlon.”
You can watch the video for ‘Take Me Avalon I’m Young’ below:
In addition, the band have announced a five-date UK tour set to take place in June 2022 and follows on from appearances at Primavera Festival in Spain. You can see the list of tour dates below.
02 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona
07 – Capitol, Santiago de Compostela
11 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona
14 – SWG3 TV Studio, Glasgow
15 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
17 – Electric Ballroom, London
18 – Manchester Academy 2, Manchester
Tickets for the shows will be available here from 24 November.
Talking about their latest album, Allbrook told NME: “The world’s getting real fucking scary. Maybe it was just a need to get out some frustration in a socially acceptable way, instead of what we should be doing, which is setting fire to buildings or something. I don’t know.”
He then added: “Don’t go do that, don’t set fire to buildings. There’s gonna be enough fire.”