Love Pink Pony is two electro-pop-punk songwriters with a big, big future.The release of its debut album ‘Vida’ is likely to be the first step on the road to stardom, and as a debut album it is about as well polished as any you are likely to hear.
Bringing together musical influences from across the spectrum, Szilvia D and Andras Hornic have crafted a sound that is both familiar and fresh all at the same time. It is also that rare thing: catchy, uplifting pop music with intelligence.
Appropriately, the band derives its name from Szilvia’s attempt to draw something fun, free of greed and free of prejudice. It is an appropriate way to describe the music too. ‘Vida’ is a record that is light without being empty, danceable but with something to say.
In many ways, ‘Vida’ is the perfect title for a record like this. It is bursting to the gills with life – with La Vida.
Last year, two Love Pink Pony tracks – ‘Vida’ and ‘Dirty Nights’ - alerted Toronto musical luminary Celica Taylor. After telling them they were “the real deal”, she took them into her legendary studio where they began work on the album.The pair have spent a year honing the finished product and the very first listen will tell you it has been a year well spent. Added to Love Pink Pony’s natural gift for beats and melody was Taylor’s experience in the sound booth. The result is a small but perfectly formed album of electro-pop perfection.
Sounding like a combination of Fischerspooner, DAF and Midnight Star, with a healthy mix of eighties breaks, disco and even punk, this is an album that nods to its predecessors while still creating something new and exciting.
Love Pink Pony could well be the sound of the future. If so, it’s going to be a very happy future indeed.
‘Vida’ is available to buy from April 14 – don’t miss it!