The Slow-Motion World of Snowpony
When Snowpony’s debut album first appeared there was a feeling that it didn’t hit a perceived shoegaze supergroup mark, given the band included bassist Deb Googe from My Bloody Valentine and guitarist Debbie Smith from Curve. But the fairer perception was to consider them a strong, coolly powerful late 90s rock band, with singer/keyboardist and Moonshake/Stereolab veteran Katherine Gifford being the focal point. Songs like “A Way To Survive” and “St. Lucy’s Gate” showcase unusual yet catchy arrangements, reaching for a new musical language.