Watch: Nicholas Allbrook - Jackie

Watch: Nicholas Allbrook - Jackie

Pond co-founder/frontman announces new solo record with addictive fresh single and video combo

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Four years on from his Wabi Sabi Bruto Bruta LP, Nicholas Allbrook has announced solo record number four alongside his new single of psychedelic pop goodness, Jackie.

Featuring a groovy, walking bass line and all manner of oscillating synths, Jackie sees Allbrook doing what he does best, creating truly singular, undeniably Australian, altogether too catchy alternative pop.

This song is about my friend (whose name isn’t Jackie) who died in 2021.’ Nick shares, ‘She was fantastic and the news left me with familiar feelings of guilt and regret and “why didn’t I do more or know better”. I don’t usually get hit with creative bolts while running, but by the canal once in London I was struck with the hopeful image of her rowing away from the earth that had been so hurtful and hard, on a black lake surrounded by stars, finally finding peace and silence. It felt nice to think about death like that, bathed in pale silver light rather than just cold. I got lots of instrumental help from Nathaniel Hoho, who bizarrely and brilliantly put in the nature documentary voice about the giant panda which should never work but somehow does.’

Jackie is the first taste of his next solo album, with Manganese set for a June 9 release and the album being co-produced by Allbrook and HOKO (Nathaniel Hoho), while longtime collaborator and fellow Pond band member Jay Watson (GUM) is on mixing duties.

Nicholas Allbrook’s new album Manganese is out June 9 via Spinning Top Records

Untitled 5


1. Commodore

2. Babbel

3. Manganese

4. Jackie

5. The Endless Jetty

6. Vale the Chord

7. Mazda

8. Round Round the Moon and All

9. The Night Before You Flew

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