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New Young Pony Club: The Optimist

John Doran, New Musical Express, 12 March 2010

WHEN NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB first released 'Ice Cream' on Tirk Records in 2005, it felt like they were destined to become Favourite New Band to a lot of people. The 1,000 copies of the seven-inch slice of disco-punk heaven disappeared from indie record stores fast. No surprise really; they were good looking (exuding sexuality, but not stage-managed over-sexualisation), well-dressed, smart, funny, ever so slightly obscene. They came on like a frisky mix of !!!, Tom Tom Club, New Order and The Bangles.

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