Many people have those drunken calls where they make fools of themselves, but when it came to Scott (vocals and rhythm guitar) calling Mikey it resulted in something not so ridiculous. In 2017, lead guitarist Mikey received a call from a weepy Scott demanding they form a band. Shove drummer Steven into the group and you have the indie-rock trio deafpony.
Influenced by bands like Turnover, Enter Shikari, Bombay Bicycle Clube and Beach House, deafpony has a smooth and upbeat sound. Receiving coverage from BBC Introducing, Indie Midlands, Talk About Pop Music, Let It Happen Music Blog and Clunk Magazine, deafpony has built a reputation for engaging music along with a loyal following. The latest addition to their discography is the single ‘Break Me’.
Born of the Covid-19 pandemic, ‘Break Me’ touches on dealing with challenges in life and seeing the lighter side of the tunnel. Using a true DIY approach to production, each member of the South London-based group recorded individual parts in bedrooms and was mixed by the trio. Note, the drums were tracked at Subfrantic Recordings in Kent, but that’s just a side note.
Sonically, the track has a true indie-pop style about it reminiscent of Tame Impala filling one with smooth summer vibes; however, it is the harmonious combination of instrumentation and vocals that captures one’s heart. Smooth, melodic and emotional, ‘Break Me’ is a type of dance with Scott’s vocals taking the lead in a warm and beguiling manner.
“‘Break Me’ is about falling in love when you didn’t think you could with the person that has been right in front of you the whole time. It’s about sleeping with your best friends just to feel something.” – deafpony on ‘Break Me’