New Young Pony Club play debut New York show

Indie Rave hits the Big Apple

New Young Pony Club performed their first ever show in New York at the weekend (December 9).

The band played a vibrant 30 minute set at new Brooklyn art-space The White Room for Modular Records’ American Christmas party.

Fighting a sore throat which resulted in a previous New York gig being cancelled, the band performed in front of a crowd that included Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and former Smashing Pumpkins’ guitarist James Iha.


Speaking to NME.COM afterwards, frontwoman Tahita Bulmer – who spent three years in New York as a child – was upbeat about their first show in the Big Apple.

β€œIt went relatively well considering I had a sore throat,” she explained. “There were clearly plenty of people who were digging it -especially at the front – but there were also a lot of hipsters who might as well have been looking at pictures of elephant dung. It would have been nicer if some of those people had responded.”

New Young Pony Club played:

‘Get Lucky’

‘The Bomb’

‘Hiding On The Stair Case’


‘Ice Cream’



The quintet now head back to the UK to embark on a short tour beginning at Brighton Audio on December 12, before they head out on the ShockWaves NME Awards Indie Rave Tour in February with The Sunshine Underground, CSS and Klaxons.

The dates are as follows:

Dublin Ambassador Theatre (February 3)

Belfast Mandela Hall (4)

Glasgow Barrowlands (6)

Leeds Metropolitan University (7)

Newcastle University (8)

Cardiff University (11)

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (12)

Oxford Brookes University (13)

Bristol Carling Academy (14)

Liverpool Carling Academy (16)

Manchester Academy (17)

Sheffield Plug (18)

Portsmouth Pyramids (20)

Cambridge Junction (21)

London Hammersmith Palais (22)

To get tickets click on the following link – – or call 08701 663 663.

The ShockWaves NME Awards Tour 2007 also boasts an indie rock line-up headlined by The Automatic, click here for more information.

–By our New York staff.

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