- Artist – Jetstream Pony
Beth Arzy – Vocals
Shaun Charman – Guitar/Drums/Vocals
Kerry Boettcher – Bass Guitar
- Release – If Not Now, When?
If Not Now, When?
- Label – Spinout Nuggets
- Cat No. – SN026
- Release date – 25th of September 2020
Jetstream Pony come from a love of schrammelig indie-pop and post-punk, and are based in Brighton and Croydon, UK. The band features Beth Arzy (The Luxembourg Signal, Trembling Blue Stars, Aberdeen, The Fireworks, Lightning in a Twilight Hour) on vocals, Shaun Charman (The Wedding Present, The Popguns, The Fireworks) on guitar and Kerry Boettcher (Turbocat) on bass, with Hannes Mueller (The BV’s, Endlich Bluete) on drums for live shows.
Beth and Shaun met as members of The Fireworks, recording rough demos on an iPad, which were picked up by German record label Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten, who released them as a 7” single, insisting that the versions used were the original demos. ‘Like You Less/Had Enough’ was released late 2017 to enthusiastic reviews and radio play around the world, including BBC6 Music. By now a full band had formed, with Kerry on bass. A 12” EP then followed, titled ‘Self-Destruct Reality’ in September 2018 and a 7″ single ‘I Close My Eye’ followed in December 2019, with their self titled debut studio album being released in May 2020. Jetstream Pony have gigged around the UK and Germany, including a well received week long UK support to Shaun’s previous band The Wedding Present.
Continuing the sound and essence of Jetstream Pony, there’s a sprinkling of Garage-PowerPop on this single, firing off with “If Not Now, When?’, with the band’s take on ‘Yellow Pills’, a live favourite, on the flip.
The twenty-sixth release on the Spinout Nuggets label, this release will be available via www.spinoutproductions.com/shop/, the band and all good musical outlets.
Fact – Jetstream Pony is a lovely ex-racing greyhound, also known as Jenna.
Drums for If Not Now, When? by Tony Bryant.
Recorded and mixed in Brighton and at Sunny Studios, Hove, East Sussex.
Mastered by Jim Riley at Ranscombe Studios, Rochester, Kent.
Artwork by Carol Seatory @atelierbricolage