New Young Pony Club are back but New Young Pony Club are also no more, with singer Tahita Bulmer and producer Andy Spence announcing that they’re now a duo, changing their name to NYPC, and announcing their third studio album, also entitled NYPC.
The pair, who were previously a quintet, made a tonne of waves with their single Ice Cream and debut album Fantastic Playground back in 2009. They’ve clearly been lavishing a lot of attention on record number three, having commenced work on it at the beginning of 2011, with first single Hard Knocks out now.
Spence released a statement saying that the outfit’s new album is their most honest yet:
“It feels like a new band in one way. But Ty and I had been writing for at least a year or more before anyone else had ever entered the frame – the majority of ‘Fantastic Playground’ had already been written and recorded with just us.”
NYPC is coming to a record store near you on Friday, 11th October.
Watch: NYPC – Hard Knocks