Of all the important aspects that go into making a band, one that is disproportionately focussed upon is the name they choose to call themselves. Whilst some might spend weeks agonising over their ideal moniker, most probably don’t think about it too much before spending the rest of their careers having to give the same reason to amateur journalists desperate to make up their full 30 minutes allocated interview time.
However, there are times when a name, whatever it’s origins, can say more about an act than even the most descriptive of adjectives could – something that is just about the case with Seapony. Daring to make a pun on a marine creature and using the blueprint laid earlier in the year by Best Coast, the Washington trio take grunge melodies and jazz it up with the slightly more well meaning elements of twee pop. It’s an interesting combination that just about works, mixing the speed and guile of their gritty garage predecessors with thick, sugary choruses and handclaps. Simple, to the point and effortlessly brilliant – quite like the name itself. We can only hope they don’t have to spend the next 5 years explaining what a Seapony is.
Seapony – Dreaming available on 7″ through Double Denim Records