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Newcastle five-piece, Pit Pony will be bringing their fuzz-fuelled acoustic assault to Twisterella, Middlesbrough on Sat 12th October. The band have been getting rave reviews and radio play aplenty for the aggressive yet melodic brand of garage rock and so we caught up with Jackie and Garth to find out what inspires them.

Jackie: Our last two singles Osaka and Lambs were very much about social media complicating relationships – regretting things you’ve said or believing everything you see online to be real life. Most recently with Week to Week it’s about being contactable all of the time in this modern world and often not knowing what else to say to someone that you haven’t already said. It’s about trying to get on with life after difficult things happen and how that’s not always straightforward/possible for whatever reason.

Garth: Musically there’s not a lot to say, it’s pretty much 5 chords. Speaking from past experience I think there’s sometimes a tendency to think ‘this song is too simple’ and add unnecessary extras to it. I think Week To Week is a good example of where we were better reigning things in and letting the momentum and power of the track take centre stage. Plus It’s always good to remember repetition is also catchy.

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