PONS IS A SONIC FLASH OF BURNING SOUND.
New York’s premier no-wave-rock-n-roll band, Pons has been blinding ears and searing minds since the group’s arrival on the scene in 2021. Known for their unrelenting tour schedule and explosive live performances, word of Pons has quickly spread due to their unconventional and controversial approach to live entertainment known as “Body Connection.”
Named “NYC’s Hardest Working Band” in 2022 and the runner-up in 2023 by Oh My Rockness after playing more than 150 shows worldwide, Pons has set out to make unhinged rock n’ roll music that embraces the most over-the-top and brash conventions of the genre as a brutal GUITAR/DRUM/PERCUSSION trio.
The debut Pons studio LP, the ambitious and conceptual rock opera “The Liquid Self,” was released on October 6th, 2023 on Dedstrange Records (a new label run by Oliver Ackermann of A Place To Bury Strangers / Death By Audio).
2023 also saw Pons complete the group’s debut European tour featuring performances at the Synasthesie Festival in Berlin and the Super Bock Em Stock festival in Lisbon alongside bands like Iceage and Will Butler (formerly of Arcade Fire).
With their dashing look and salesman’s eye, the group has supported notable acts such as Vundabar, Sidney Gish, Gustaf, Geese, La Femme, and more. As esoteric in their style as they are in sound, Pons was recently featured in “Delusional Daydream” – The 2024 Celine homme campaign masterminded by fashion visionary Hedi Slimane