What is your name?
Jarred Young from Bad Pony
What is your genre of music?
We’re a rock band
Give us a little bio about you.
We’re four non-equestrian life forms who write, record and produce tunes borne from an appreciation of pop inspired melodies, head-bangs, man-sadness, tonal ugliness, the back of spoons and musical quirkiness.
What made you go into music?
I was just obsessed as a teen. I’d spend all my free time at school in the music rooms jamming with friends. When we finished school we just kept going with it and started touring.
Who are your influences?
Sooo many. I had lots of phases of intense obsession as a teen from screamo, Michael Jackson, 70s funk, prog, rap and electro so it really was and still is a bit of a spectrum. At the moment I’m listening to lots of 70s rock stuff like ELO, Paul McCartney, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and am also loving Rubblebucket, Coach Party and Bad Nerves.
Are you signed?
No, Sam and I have our own label called Chomp Chomp Records. We’re looking to partner with a label to release our forthcoming album.
You released your new single ‘Freddy Krueger’, tell us more about the single.
It came out of a songwriting session I did with JP Fung about 3 years ago. We had a great time writing and arranging it – he’s a wonderful creative. After that session it came out as a pretty polished pop song so it sat around for a while as we didn’t know what to do with it. I re-recorded, re-produced and re-wrote most of the parts last year in a bit more of a rocky/raw vain and it became what it is now.
What is the meaning behind the single?
I wrote it about a terrible boss called Jun I had a few years ago. She was cruel as hell and wasn’t paying people properly. It’s a big FU to her, I just wanted to compare her to a well known evil villain.
What was the writing and recording process like?
In the writing session with JP Fung, he used this technique before we even started working on the song itself. I had already written the bones of the idea and also knew that I wanted it to be 70s/80s horror inspired so JP set us up with three palates to draw ideas from; a vocabulary palate, a visual palate and an aural palate. We compiled a bunch of words associated with the horror theme for the vocabulary palate, a series of spook filled images for the visual one and a playlist of scary sounding stuff for the aural palate – so before even working on it we had so many places to draw inspiration from. It all happened pretty quickly from there.
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Who did you work with on the single?
Jean-Paul Fung (Co-writer), Alex L’Estrange (Mixing Engineer) and Ben Feggans (Mastering Engineer)
Will we see a Music video for ‘Freddy Krueger’, what can we expect from the creative process?
You will not unfortunately. With the last couple of years Covid lockdowns, it’s been very hard to earn an income from shows to pay for a video! Also we’re in two separate states so getting together these days can be a bit tricky.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, can you give us a teaser of what to expect?
We’ve been working on our debut album for the last couple of years – it’s quite different to our previous works and it’s a pretty broad spectrum of sounds, themes and moods. We’re really excited about releasing it. We’ve also started working in Album #2.
What else can we expect in 2022?
A first single off the album!
Will we see any collaborations and if so, can you tell us more about them?
Not under Bad Pony but we all play in other bands. FEELDS, KIT, Pretty Petty, Oh My My, Jarry, Clay J Gladstone, Beau Lightning, Introspect.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Producing and collaborating a lot as well as releasing an annual album.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Rule no.1 is have fun
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Water, ear plugs, instruments, kindness and chanting “Paul Kelly” over and over before we hit the stage
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?