Small Pond presents:


“Energetic Mind”

(DOWN TIME sessions)


words by tom johnson

The third episode in our new collaborative DOWN TIME sessions series – a collection of live performances presented by GFP, Fireball, and Brighton’s wonderful Small Ponds collective – is perhaps the most alluring yet; a beautifully stripped-back performance by the exceptional Bonniesongs.

Released just a few days ahead of her exceptional new album, the title-track to the Energetic Mind LP is presented here as something tender and fragile, the Australian-based, Irish-born singer utterly captivating as the camera gently winds around her for the songs four-minutes.

Bonniesongs debut album is released on Friday September 6th, via Small Ponds’ own label (pre-order here). Check out the new session below right now; here’s what Bonnie Stewart had to say about the track itself:

“Energetic Mind is about dealing with anxiety. Sometimes we tend to stay at home and get worse when stressed or having a bad day, but if you can get yourself out and moving it usually helps. So for me I need walks, cycles, swims and especially the ocean to restore balance. I was experimenting with tuning and really liked the sound of this riff. I often like to loop and work around one simple guitar idea, and especially liked how this repeated riff reflected that back and forth feeling between calm and anxiety.”

Tour Dates:

(w/ Natalie Evans)

18.09.19 – Leicester – The Cookie

19.09.19 – London – The Islington

20.09.19 – Bristol – Cafe Kino

21.09.19 – Cardiff – The Dojo, Pontcanna

22.09.19 – Manchester – The Castle (Balloon Machine presents…)

23.09.19 – Leeds – LS6

24.09.19 – Canterbury – Bramleys

25.09.19 – Brighton – Nowhere Man //


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