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Hot Sauce Pony: Crusher – video of the day

Brixton’s post-punk heroes Hot Sauce Pony deliver our video of the day today – the beguiling ‘Crusher’.

This is the first single from the Ponies’ eponymous album, to be released on 3 May on their own Brixton Hillbilly label. Review of this beauty coming soon! In the meantime, catch them live:

Live Shows
1 May – Holroyd Arms, Guildford,
4 May – Camden Rocks all dayer, London Camden Monarch (1pm)
9 May.- The Old England, Bristol.
11 May – The Great Alternative at the Great Escape, The Admiral, Brighton
29 June – Quadrant, Brighton

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Hot Sauce Pony: 10 question interview

hotsauceponyHot Sauce Pony are coming to play our St Patricia's Day Fest this Saturday 17 March at DIY Space for London! We asked them 10 questions ...

1. Who would you most like to cover one of your songs? 

Lana Delray or maybe Elton John – that would make us millionaires, right?

2. If you could add one member to your band – any person, living or dead, musical or otherwise – who would it be, and what would they play?

Stephen Hanley bass player of The Fall, he’d write an awesome biog about his time with us 20 years later and also show our Stephen how it’s done properly.

3. If your music could have a superpower, what would it be?
4. What’s best: playing a big venue full of strangers, or a small pub full of friends? 

Big venue full of strangers. Who needs friends? This isn’t 6th form college.

5. Recommend a record and a book that you think our readers might not have heard of.

Big ¥ Brave – Au De La. Gorgeous Canadian band. Crushes like Swans, soothes like Bjork.

Jon Fine’s book  “Your Band Sucks” – confirms everything you feared about being in a band.

6. One for the guitarists … bore us with the details of your set-up please.
Bass: Rickenbacker 4001 through RAT, UFO, Pitchfork, Deluxe Electric Mistress, a couple of boss delays, strymon blue sky and an over complicated looper. Preferably through a 1969 Laney PA head and 2×15 cabinet. What I lack in talent I make up for in little metal boxes.
Guitar: fender Strat. Fender Tele. Through a UFO fuzz, red mxr distortion, boss delays, line 6 dl4, ehx Holiest Grail, line 6 echo park into a Marshall Jcm Slash and 4×12 cab. Or a Vox Ac30. Whatever I can get my grubby mits on.

7. What’s the best thing about being in your band? 

The Beatles puns

8. What are your band goals? 
Get our debut album which we recorded with Steve Albini released before the year is out…open to offers.
9. What’s the most important thing we need to know about your band right now? 
You or I, or we, do not know what this band sounds like. And that’s the best thing about it.

10. Give your top 5 contemporary bands.
Black Midi 
Tommy & Mary
Ham Legion
Arrows Of Love
Human Leather

Don’t ask why, go and listen and make your own minds up. This is gold I’m giving you here. Gold.

gig review: Hot Sauce Pony, Wolf Girl, Velodrome, Jenn Hart

Another awesome LOUD WOMEN night last night! A really mixed line-up this one – just the way we like it! Samey line-ups are for boys.

IMG_9249Jenn Hart kicked us off, with the launch of her new book of poetry, ‘Watch Your Mouth’. Her poetry is warm, funny, touching, personal and political. She’s engaging in her delivery too – unsurprisingly so, as her old band Vi9781909136991va Zapata were stunning at last year’s LOUD WOMEN Fest. Hope to hear lots more poetry and music from Jenn soon! You can order a copy of the book online direct from Jenn here.



IMG_9259Next up was the charmingly bonkers Velodrome. And what a treat! Orchestrated by Kate Evans, the band was a motley crew of  musician friends she’d assembled that day, some meeting for the first time half an hour before the show, and joined by Kate’s Dad on keyboard. Throughout the set Kate floated between acoustic and electric guitar, and bass,  seemingly at a moment’s whim. Her assembled troupe looked to her for guidance throughout as she led them with nods and winks through the songs. It really shouldn’t have worked … but it definitely did! Kate’s stunning voice held the entire piece together – she sounds more like Kate Bush than Kate Bush does these days. The songs were beautiful, but don’t ask me what they were about – I was too distracted by the animal oven glove backing singers, and unicorn trousers. How exciting that Kate has just joined our all-time faves Dream Nails on bass, and is about to head off on a European tour with them! I’m really intrigued to hear how her voice will fit in with their sound too.

IMG_9270Third act was Wolf Girl, who I’ve been wanting to see for ages – and they were well worth the wait! A really strong set of garagey poppy punk, solidly delivered, and catchy tunes. I particularly enjoyed watching Christabel’s drumming – she was rocking the fuck out, but with such a calm and serene expression. Want to see these again, they deserved a much bigger crowd!

IMG_9282Last on was Hot Sauce Pony, a fairly new band who really should be playing much bigger gigs. Their sound is really unique – I’d like someone more eloquent to describe it for me – but it was all tasty layers of sonic goodness … trip-hopping drums, crunchy bass, chimey guitar, and beautiful soprano vox over the top. Again, really want to see these again in a bigger venue.

A top fun night, lots of friends in, and £22.50 raised in the raffle for Women’s Aid – hurray!


21 April: Hot Sauce Pony, Wolf Girl, Velodrome and Jenn Hart

Advance tickets from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/394703

A night of top notch badass woman-led punk/pop/rock/awesome, at the legendary Hope and Anchor, Islington.Featuring live music from:

Hot Sauce Pony

Wolf Girl


Jenn Hart (ex Viva Zapata) will be joining us to launch her new book of poetry

Doors 8 pm

£5 entry

All welcome!

LOUD WOMEN is a DIY collective that champions women in music by hosting live events that are fun, friendly, and frickin awesome.

All profits go to the artists, and any additional funds raised go to charities that help women (usually Women’s Aid).

Join the group LOUD WOMEN for news of more women-led events

video: Hot Sauce Pony

by Jen Macro
Hot Sauce PonyThe first two bands to feature in the rehearsal studio’s 7” singles club, played live in the practice rooms in sarf lahndahn. The launch of the Brixton Hillbilly record label brought down quite a crowd. Gaygirl, led by Bex Morrison are a bit goth, bit sassy, bit heavy, bit moody. As well as sounding very contemporary, there are hints of All About Eve to their melodies, crossed with some of the slightly heavier lady-led alt-pop bands of the nineties. Their set preceded the well-honed, full-toned Hot Sauce Pony, who enticed a slightly more mature crowd, including BBC 6Music DJ (and superfan) Tom Robinson. Hot Sauce Pony mean business. They are powerful and gnarly with tunes that get right under your skin.
I spoke to both bands pre gig – you can see what they said in this video: