by tom johnson
‘Ragged Child‘ is the perfect title for Chrome Pony’s exuberant new jam, which we’re very pleased to be sharing today. Armed with the kind of enthusiasm that throws its arms around whoever might be listening, there’s a more than healthy dose of youthful buoyancy flooding out of the Nashville quartet’s resplendent new jam; released to coincide with two exciting pieces of news surrounding the band.
First comes the news that ‘Ragged Child’ is the first taste of a brand new EP, Past Lives, which will be released via Seagreen Records in the UK/International on February 5th and in the US on March 11th. The band have also announced that they’ll be heading to UK shores as the chief tour-support for Kentucky’s guitar-pop warriors Cage The Elephant’s upcoming live jaunt – the full set of dates for which can be found below. Great and greater news, then.
Centred around that gleaming lead vocal, the new cut is typically unshackled, a joyous four-minutes of colourful instrumentation and a centred steeliness that feels almost unbreakable. Grasping 2016 by the scruff of its slumbering neck; you can check out ‘Ragged Child’ below right now.
Past Lives EP is released next month.
Those Cage The Elephant dates can be seen here:
photograph by pooneh ghana