Pond main man Nick Allbrook has explained to NME that together with bandmate Cam Avery, the two managed to rope in four fifths of their peers The Horrors for a collaboration that will find its way onto an upcoming release from the pair’s side project Allbrook/Avery. Both Allbrook and The Horrors guitarist Joshua Hayward have spoken of the collaboration, providing some humorous insights into the process, whether it be factual or not.
According to Allbrook, the fusion only ended up taking place after Hayward owed Allbrook a solid favour, “because he threw a bag of pedals at my face in Australia once, the wanker.” Fellow The Horrors members Tom Cowan, pianist Rhys Webb and drummer and percussionist Joe Spurgeon all joined in on the action. Allbrook provided no insight into how he managed to rope in Jerome Watson from The History Of Apple Pie, Holly Warren from Novella and Jason Holt from Spectrum all of whom contributed to the record also.
Speaking from his side of things, Haywood explained that Allbrook’s version of events were fairly accurate though the guitarist had no idea it was all going to happen:
“Nick’s right, we were completely conned into making this record with them. Coffin Joe sold my services while I was passed out in Perth and on hearing the news I was apprehensive. I shouldn’t have been, after a week living on nothing but rum punch, abiding by their rules of two take recording and preventing Cam from playing AC/DC at every given opportunity we had a great record.”
There’s no official release date for the Allbrook/Avery release though we can tell you Pond will be dropping Hobo Rocket Friday, 2nd August.