Dead Pony take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here it’s the turn of Dead Pony to tell us all about themselves.

A song that made you want to make music?

I can’t remember an exact song, however, when I first started playing guitar and trying to write
songs I was listening to a lot of Nirvana and Green Day. Probably anything from Nevermind or
American Idiot.

Best rider you have had?

We supported a pretty massive artist one time and they got us a custom bottle of vodka for it
which was really cool. There was also an endless supply of beers that night so I think it takes
the W.

Craziest moment in the band?

There’s a few I think – finding out we were playing BBC Introducing at Glasto. Getting played on
Radio 1 day time. Seeing the crowd reaction we got at trnsmt.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

We aren’t really a “deep lyric” kind of band. It’s more like, how can we write a song that’s going
to make people want to flip tables in their living room.

Easiest song you wrote?

Zero” from our new EP, we wrote all the vocals to that in about 10 minutes one day at the end
of a rehearsal.

Favourite song in your set?

Zero” from our new EP hahaha.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Dave Grohl doing a guest drum appearance would be cool af. Hayley Williams doing a guest
vocal would be mad. Jack White doing a guest guitar something would be very cool.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Writing songs and then waiting 2 years to release them.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Euan was a child star in a massive Disney production but gave it all up to be in the band.

Jokes you have in the band?

Our bassist is a goblin and we treat him as such.

Key to writing a song?

Be creative and be confident.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

One time we drove from Glasgow to London starting at 6am in the morning, played a 3 song set
in London and then drove back to Glasgow straight away, arriving back at about 2am. A very
unpleasant affair.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Each other.

New band you’d recommend?

Ghostbaby, Gallus, The Big Day, Lizzie Reid.

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Queens of the Stone Age or Paramore, I can’t just give one..

Place you’d most like to tour?


Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?

“Creativity is order emerging from chaos” by Rico Capuano

Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?

War Boys EP, named as such because it’s an anthem of rage and rebellion for the disenfranchised half lives of today’s society.

See us live at?

The lower third, outernet, London. Debut London headline!! 28th September.

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?


Unusual merchandise?

We are making some right now, eyes peeled.

Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?

I’d like to hear a synth wave remix of all our songs.

What do your fans mean to you?

Everything, they are the reason we do this. We make music to give them energy.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band injuries?

Our bassist – the goblin – breaks stuff all the time even without having accidents.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Anyone but our own!

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

A naked mole rat.

Elizabeth Birt

September 15, 2022

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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