One of the bands that really caught my eye last weekend at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival was Pony Pony Run Run. In their native France the band are blowing up bigtime. They’ve sold out 3,000 capacity venues as well as tours with Simple Minds, Calvin Harris and La Roux, and are certainly set for a big future.
Their infectiously catchy debut single Hey You was released last September. It stormed straight into the Hype Machine Top 10 as well as gaining glowing reviews from Guardian Unlimited. PPRR are brothers Gaëtan and Amaël and friend Antonin, a 3-piece from Nantes France. Their sound is a perfect slice of genre-bending nuclear power pop with beautifully written lyrics and buzzy synths that only the French do so well. Ultimately PPRR play dance music for people who love their pop, and they’re not afraid to say it.
Their new single Walking On A Line is released in the UK June 7th on 3ME Bureau, though you can listen to a preview below.