Teaser Pony from Melbourne in Australia are the latest in a line of fine Aussie pop that is showing bands how it should be done. This EP is released on Cinnamon Records (a new label to me). The four songs on the EP mash up 70s powerpop and 80s indiepop with some surprisingly pleasing results.I can also hear echoes of Hefner albeit with an Aussie twang. Maybe they share similar influences to Darren Hayman and co.
Lead song “Champion Fullback” is a great big sounding song. Made for the radio. Built to bring smiles. And it seems to be about a Rugby player. Talking of the 70s “I.D.K.E.W.Y.S.F.N” even starts with a little saxophone flourish which does nothing to dispell that this band are big into that mid 70s sound. Final song “Headed For The Door” is perhaps the most indiepop sounding moment on the EP as the band pick up the tempo (and the jangle) a little. You can order the limited 7″ from the bandcamp page. I reckon fans of Tigercats or Hefner might well dig this one.