DEAD PONY– BY Euan Robertson
“…catch them before they get too massive”  Q MAGAZINE“Dead Pony make themselves impossible not to watch with their raging debut album” DORK

The Glaswegian group have kept critics’ sky-high predictions simmering for a while now, but the upcoming release of their debut album, IGNORE THIS, means they’re just about ready to boil over” FAULT

“IGNORE THIS isn’t an instruction, it’s a dare. You can try to avert your ears from Dead Pony’s chock-a-block 16-track debut, but they’ve made that task pretty fucking hard.” KERRANG!

“an energetic and explosive album” NARC

“Dead Pony erupt onto the rock scene with their stunning debut album, IGNORE THIS” THE SKINNY

Glasgow, Scotland-  Dead Pony released their debut album ‘IGNORE THIS’  to critical acclaim and
saw it chart at 2 in the Independent album breakers chart, 27 album chart, 8 Scottish albums, 28 Physical albums chart and 11 Independent albums chart.

Dead Pony will continue their year of touring with a series of Summer shows and have just announced a headline tour this Winter. Full dates below:


3rd December 2024 The Leadmill 2, Sheffield
5th December 2024 Bodega, Nottingham
6th December 2024 The Garage, London
7th December 2024 O2 Institute 3, Birmingham
9th December 2024 Exchange, Bristol
10th December 2024 The Deaf Institute, Manchester
11th December 2024 The Key Club, Leeds

Tickets on-sale Friday 26th April /

IGNORE THIS – White noise. Information overload. The inescapable sense that your voice is being lost in the crowd. For these rising Scottish stars, the realisation that keeping heads above water in an oversaturated modern music industry was stopping them from chasing the sort of singular sounds that had led here in the first place was a moment to pump brakes and take stock. They’d done what they were told. They’d tried to fit in. And all they’d gotten in return was dull-eyed apathy and broken promises.

“As a band, we’ve experienced an awful lot of being ignored,” grins towering guitarist and lead composer Blair Crichton. “We really don’t like that. So we set about making a debut LP so good that people had to pay attention. It’s a record that literally dares people to ‘Ignore THIS…’”

Across 16 shapeshifting tracks, IGNORE THIS does just that. Written, recorded and produced entirely by Blair Crichton and his bandmates Anna Shields (vocals), Liam Adams (bass) and Euan Lyons (drums), it’s a combination of the cutting-edge synth-rock of bands like WARGASM or Vukovi and the old-school legends like The Prodigy and Queens Of The Stone Age grabs the breath from your lungs and refuses to let go. Like Queens’ 2002 classic Songs For The Deaf, too, there’s a mixtape quality to the sprawling collection. Rather than flicking through stations on the radio, it’s more like digging into a stack of old VHS tapes: with the imagery teased on advance singles like MK Nothing (brainwashed assassins), MANA (zombie apocalypse), COBRA (an invasion of brain-dead bodysnatchers) and About Love (coming-of-age romance) barely hinting at what’s to follow.

“It’s about making music that appeals to people like us,” explains Anna, emboldened by the confidence of experiences like performing on the massive main stage of Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival and selling-out their first UK headline tour. “A lot of things have changed for us over the last few years, but it’s arguably even more powerful seeing how we’ve stayed the same. That’s solidified my understanding of who our fans are: people who like good music, who aren’t in too much of a hurry to pigeonhole bands into categories, who don’t give a fuck about following trends. When I look into the crowd at our shows, I see people who remind me of myself as a teenager. Those are the people this music is for: the misfits who struggle to fit in anywhere else…”

 Dead Pony Summer touring:

10th June- Frannz Club, Berlin, Germany (w/ Against The Current)
11th June Werk2, Leipzig, Germany (w/ Against The Current)
14th  June – Rock For People CZ
17th June- Supersonic, Paris, France
18th June- La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France (w/ Against The Current)
22nd June- Pinkpop festival NL
24th June- Die Trompete, Bochum, Germany
25th June- MusikZentrum, Hannover, Germany (w/ Against The Current)
1st July- The Independent, Sunderland, UK
7th July The Horn, St Albans, UK
8th July- Boilerroom, Guildford, UK
9th July- The Forum, Tunbridge Wells, UK
11th July  2000 Trees, UK
13th July  TRNSMT, UK
1st August Y NOT Festival, UK
1st August-Kendal Calling, UK
24th August- Reading Festival
25th August- Leeds Festival
1st September – Olympia, Liverpool, UK (w/ Gossip)


Watch the video for Rainbows below

Watch the video for About Love below

Watch the video for COBRA below

Watch the video for ‘MK Nothing’ below

Watch the video for MANA below

Dead Pony is: 

Anna Shields – vocals / Blair Crichton – guitar, programming / Liam Adams – bass /Euan Lyons – drums

Their incredible debut album ‘IGNORE THIS’ is OUT NOW on LAB/Seeker records  ORDER HERE