The first track to be lifted off Pond's pentastic fifth album 'Hobo Rocket', 'Giant Tortoise' is a lumbering slice of Cretaceous-era space-rock. In many ways it's like a giant tortoise itself - heavy, slow and with a hard shell with a gooey-gooey inside. Straight from the parallel universe where Pond are pop stars and the flanger reigns supreme. La Fusee Du Vagabond!
Today in Brisbane, Pond play the first Australian stop on the 2013 Laneway Festival tour. All dates are below. They are releasing 'Giant Tortoise', the first taste of their forthcoming album, as a treat to fans ahead of the festival dates.
2013 Laneway Festival Dates:
Friday Feb 1st - Brisbane, Australia
Sat Feb 2nd - Sydney, Australia
Sun Feb 3rd - Melbourne, Australia
Fri Feb 8th - Adelaide, Australia
Sat Feb 9th - Perth, Australia
Listen to 'Giant Tortoise' here: