Along with providing the soundtrack for your next relationship or for an evening of laying in bed writing in your diary, the Toronto-based outfit makes songs about being anxious that you can dance to. From an upbeat, guitar-fueled ode that speaks of a desire to have a “Healthy Brain” to the fuzzy sweetness of celebrating self-reliance and independence on “Alone Tonight,” PONY isn’t afraid to lean into every emotion that make us human.
Formed in 2014, PONY is a collective of friends, with vocalist Sam Bielanski receiving the support of Matty Monrad on bass and Lucas Horne on drums. Since forming, the band has released two EPs, including Crushed and Do You, which came out in 2017 on Buzz Records. Inspired by artists including Paramore, That Dog, The Breeders, and Veruca Salt, PONY has already started carving out a name for themselves, sharing the stage with acts including Charly Bliss, Chastity Belt, The Coathangers, Weaves, Colleen Green, and Leggy.