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Gout Pony


Gout Pony

I hate the English. When they aren’t busy playing our super-villains or dominating our television, they’re beating the competition in our monthly Weird Band Polls. Three of the last five polls have now been won by Brits, with Ipswich’s Gout Pony claiming the latest victory. How can a tiny nation of tea-drinkers kick so much ass?

Anyhow, Gout Pony have been together about three years or so and describe themselves as half “brilliant, budding musicians, half bearded, bedraggled tramps.” They call their music “trampcore,” so they must really like the word “tramp.”

Their lead singer is a gentleman by the name of Adam Whybray, aka Generation Y Bray. He has a blog called Cage Wisdom that’s mostly reviews of Nicolas Cage movies, and I’m only telling you that because we don’t know very much about these guys and this post would only be about 50 words long if I didn’t throw in a few random factoids. Here’s another one: When we first contacted Adam about Gout Pony being in the poll, he sent us this photo with the comment, “Here is a picture of the only attraction in Ipswich.” Maybe so, but what an awesome attraction.

The rest of Gout Pony is made up of The Saddest Thing (guitars, keys), The Nation (woodwinds, keys, stylophone…and no, I didn’t know what a stylophone was either, but I guess it’s this thing), and Timerous Ham (drums, Theremin). I’m not sure which ones are the brilliant musicians and which are the bedraggled tramps. Actually, after listening to their music, I’m pretty sure they’re all just bedraggled tramps. But hey, that’s OK. Some of our favorite weird musicians were bedraggled tramps, too.

Gout Pony have released one album, an eight-track collection available on Bandcamp called A Family Gouting. It’s all pretty weird, but I think this track captures them at their Goutiest.

They also do a mean cover of “Smart Girls,” from Brian Wilson’s unjustly overlooked hip-hop period:

So congrats on winning the poll, Gout Pony. And don’t worry, we were totally kidding about hating the English. Except One Direction. Fuck those little punks.

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About jakemanson

I'm the brains behind The Weirdest Band in the World. Andy's just the good looking one.

Posted on February 26, 2014, in Band of the Week and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. SiouxsieSuitcase

    Reblogged this on manbehindthecurtain.

  2. Gout Pony hail from an amazing and prestigious town. Ipswich is the birthplace of Thomas Wolsey, Geoffrey Chaucer (possibly) and spawned one great band before Gout Pony, the scary black metal wannabes “Cradle of Filth”. It is also my hometown but to my knowledge I am not yet famous on the literary circuit.

    Huge congratulations to this wonderful band! I love them, even though I know generation Y Bray personally. They are exceptionally weird. My claim to fame is perhaps that I was there when Whybray inadvertantly changed all of the details on an insurance company database to read “Mr. Turgid Gout” Fortunately it was only the training database, but still – I have a fondness for the “turgid gout” refrain to this day.

  3. Also, respect for Astro Al, Ebola Ape, Iris Von Gul and Potworow – worthy of laudation, all. I especially enjoyed Ebola Ape’s glitchy yet epic dance tracks.

  4. Stoked! Also, glad you reposted the heart of Ipswich that is the Giles Statue. I like to think that our music represents Ipswich.

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