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PONY GIRL

Pony Girl are masters of artpop, invigorating stages with a prismatic sound that’s all their own. Hailed for their “evocative soundscapes” (CBC Radio), “ability to push the boundaries that define pop-rock” (Mixtape Magazine), and “musical depth quite astonishing to experience in person” (Exclaim!), Pony Girl is a rare gem worth uncovering.

Enny One Wil Love You (2022), the Ottawa-Hull band’s Paper Bag Records debut, holds a mirror to our negative cycles for an album that’s as alluring as self-sabotage. Pascal Huot and Yolande Laroche’s duets anchor it all, wonderfully illuminating the inner worlds of imperfect characters.

Pony Girl’s previous releases Show Me Your Fears (2013) and Foreign Life (2015) on their own label, So Sorry Records, are worth your time. They went on to receive Le Prix FEQ emerging artist award in 2016 for their musicality and stagecraft—and it shows. Multi-genre and multi-faceted, Pony Girl will command your adoration.

“They may be the city’s best-kept secret. Their unique, compelling brand of pop rock is turning heads. One day you’ll be saying ‘I saw them when they were only…'” –Ottawa Magazine

For all inquiries, please contact: ponygirlband@gmail.com

Label – tory@paperbagrecords.com
CA Distribution – Fontana North
Ex-CA Distribution – The Orchard
CA Publicist – julie@freshlypressedpr.com
US Publicist – kip@tellallyourfriendspr.com
UK Publicist – caroline@yesplease.fm
Website – ponygirl.ca
Bandcamp – ponygirl.bandcamp.com
YouTube – youtube.com/ponygirlband
Instagram – @ponygirlband
Facebook – @ponygirlband
Twitter – @ponygirlband
Tik Tok – @ponygirlband

Live Video

“There is a woeful lack of Céline Dion covers by other Canadian bands. Pony Girl has recorded one of the best.” –CBC Music

“Pure magic to see live.” –Ottawa Showbox

“Holy moly. I am sorry I slept on Pony Girl so long. Their set in Halifax this weekend at The Seahorse was 100.” –Halifax is Burning

“Quite astonishing to experience in person.” –Exclaim!

“Un bijoux caché à la programmation.” –Sorstu.ca

“La foule a semblé apprécier aussi, trop occupée à écouter le spectacle pour papoter. Une belle découverte” –Écoutedonc.ca

“Pony Girl ended up drawing quite a large crowd even while big acts, like J. Cole, were playing the main stage… the support that crowd gave was one for the books.” –Ride The Tempo

Pony Girl tour dates

Discography

Music Video


Age of Anxious (2022)
Directed by Brittany Delgaty (K Collective)

We are living in the age of anxious. Through a series of partially intertwined vignettes, this video will take the viewer through the fabricated dollhouse we feel trapped inside, scrolling through our phones, searching for love and struggling to free ourselves from technology at the same time. By pairing familiar characters and situations with surreal props/sets or stories, this video will take a humorous angle to answer the question: is the age of anxious real? Or is it all in our heads?


King of the Country Club (2022)
Directed by Yanran Zhu

‘King of the Country Club’ confronts privilege through a surreal golf nightmare. Pony Girl’s friend, the Canadian songwriter Gianna Lauren, once dreamed she had to whack someone in the throat with a golf club, which inspired the band to think about relationships to power. Pascal’s auto-tuned snark is as insincere as these social hierarchies.


Running in Circles (2022)
Directed by Dom Llanos (K Collective)

A quarter falls from a woman’s purse and spins on the floor. The arms of the clock spin on the wall. The store clerk stocks a shelf. Sometimes he stares at the clock and watches the time, waiting for his shift to end. It’s a typical day on the job. Except, the boss is here today. He’s making sure everything is in order, helping customers and keeping an eye on the clerk. We see flashes of alternate events, surreal fantasies. Why are all the customers in their underwear? Or did the clerk’s imagination take him for a ride? His hands, covered in blood. Or is it pasta sauce? There’s a cleanup on aisle 5.


Enny One Wil Love You (2022)
Directed by Shiyi Li

A woman wakes up on an empty bed, there is a piece missing in her memory and she can’t recall how she ended up in this room. There is a memory puzzle on her wrist, she has to find the lost piece in a hyper-reality world. She puts on VR goggles, enters the virtual space, and looks for the lost piece. She finally finds it and puts the lost piece where it belongs. Suddenly, she wakes up again in the same bed and in the same room. Two giants look over many rooms in different dimensional spaces, they raise a hand to close the girl’s window. The different worlds are loosely based on the stages of grief. They are almost like trials that our character needs to pass. The character has literally lost a piece of herself and the only place she will find it is within herself.


Candy (2015)
Directed by Pascal Huot (Pony Girl)

The concept for “Candy” stems from a fictional pizza shop called Hot Pizza. We created a commercial highlighting their Hot Special: a large Hawaiian pizza. We wanted to lead the viewer into a stereotypical girl meets guy scenario. The sort of unrealistic narrative we consume so regularly—in so many forms—we actually find it familiar and “normal.” At the end of the day, it’s just someone who wants pizza.


Little Life (2017)
Directed by Pascal Huot (Pony Girl)

“Little Life” is a music video inspired by the early experiments of Norman McLaren in film and animation. Ashes rise from the dead to create an awe-inspiring trance. What is there after nothing? Singing consciousness as the ego dances away. A dance with the end.

World Premiere at Cucalorus Festival
Canadian Premiere at Mirror Mountain Film Festival

Hi-Res Photos

L to R: Mili Hong, Pascal Huot, Julien Dussault, Yolande Laroche, Greggory Clark. Photo: Curtis Perry

L to R: Greggory Clark, Julien Dussault, Yolande Laroche, Pascal Huot, Mili Hong. Photo: Curtis Perry.

L to R: Greggory Clark, Yolande Laroche, Mili Hong, Pascal Huot, Julien Dussault. Photo: Curtis Perry.

L to R: Julien Dussault, Mili Hong, Pascal Huot, Yolande Laroche, Greggory Clark. Photo: Curtis Perry.

L to R: Julien Dussault, Pascal Huot, Greggory Clark, Yolande Laroche. Photo: Cassandra Popescu.

L to R: Julien Dussault, Greggory Clark, Mili Hong, Pascal Huot, Yolande Laroche. Photo: Cassandra Popescu.

Pascal Huot. Photo: Cassandra Popescu.

Yolande Laroche. Photo: Cassandra Popescu.

Mili Hong. Photo: Curtis Perry.

Yolande Laroche. Photo: Curtis Perry.

L to R: Yolande Laroche, Greggory Clark, Pascal Huot, Mili Hong, Julien Dussault. Photo: Curtis Perry.

L to R: Yolande Laroche, Greggory Clark, Pascal Huot, Mili Hong, Julien Dussault. Photo: Curtis Perry.

Touring Highlights

Arboretum Festival / Array Space / All Saints (Palingenesis) / Babylon / Baby G / Baltimore House / Bar Le Ritz PDB / Blacksheep Inn / Burdock / Capital Complex / Canadian Music Week / Casa del Popolo / CityFolk Festival / Club SAW / Company House / Connexion ARC / DAÏMÔN / Detour Music Hall / Divan Orange / DSTRCT / L’Escogriffe / Festival d’été de Québec / Flourish Festival / The Garrison / The Great Hall / Halifax Pop Explosion / Horseshoe Tavern / JUNOfest / Megaphono / Memorial Park / Menz & Mollyz / Minotaure / Monarch / National Arts Centre / Open Sesame / Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival / Ottawa Folk Festival / Ottawa Jazz Festival / Pique / Quality Block Party / Ravenswing Art + Music Festival / The Rainbow / RBC Bluesfest / Rum Runners / Sala Rossa / Seahorse Tavern / Shenkman Arts Centre / Sled Island Music & Arts Festival / St. Alban’s Church / The Artful Dodger / Théâtre Outremont / The Townhouse / Thunder & Lightning / UNB Art Centre / Vangelis / West Dublin Hall / Westfest / Zaphod Beeblebrox / Zénob

All songs written by Pony Girl

Pascal Huot / Lyrics, Vocals, Guitar / 2012-present
Yolande Laroche / Keys, Vocals, Clarinet / 2012-present
Julien Dussault / 
Guitar, Synth / 2012-present
Greggory Clark / Electric Bass, Synth / 2012-present
Mili Hong / Drums, Percussion / 2020-present
Isaac Vallentin / Drums, Guitar, Vocals / 2012-2015
Jeff Kingsbury / Drums, Percussion / 2013-2019

Recording Personnel Since 2012

Yuri Bakker / JF Beauchamp / Jonas Bonnetta / Philip Shaw Bova / Gillian Carrabré / Philippe Charbonneau / Greggory Clark / Michel Cousineau / Julien Dussault / Fiona Ferguson / Rheuben Ghose / Cameron Hill / Mili Hong / Pascal Huot / Chris Hutchison / Greg Jones / Jeff Kingsbury / Karolyne LaFortune / Yolande Laroche / Denis Martin / Greg Moffat / Seb Perry / Jonah Poplove / Joseph Shabason / Théan Slabbert / Stefan Thompson / Olivier Trahan / Carol Tsai / Austin Tufts / Isaac Vallentin / Dean Watson / Raphael Weinroth-Browne