Josy & Pony – Eponyme (CD Album – Rockerill Records / Freaksville)

Genre/Influences: Rock-punk, 60s. Background/Info: I discovered this Belgian formation by their debut album “Hippodrone Club”…

Genre/Influences: Rock-punk, 60s.

Background/Info: I discovered this Belgian formation by their debut album “Hippodrone Club” (2017) and was instantly seduced by their global approach mixing rock, punk and fun! They’re now back with “Eponyme”, which has been introduced as a fusion between 60s music and punk. The album is also available in vinyl.

Content: The album features 9 songs. After an intro cut Josy & Pony come directly to the essence of this work. There clearly is the recognizable post-punk and rock attitude merged with solid 60s psychedelic elements. The songs reveal a mix between guitar and electronic arrangements. The lyrics sung in French are once again pure fun and inspired by horses although revealing some metaphors. “Eponyme” features the already familiar single “Indécent Pur-Sang” next to some noticeable new cuts.

+ + + : I like this band for their totally crazy concept (just watch their clips and you’ll understand what I mean), but also for the quality of their music. The songs create a perfect twist between familiar, powerful rock-punk while the 60s psychedelic touch brings something refreshing and even hypnotic. I’m totally wild of “Deux Chevaux Mustang”, which reminds me of Brigitte Bardot singing “Harley Davidson” (written by Serge Gainsbourg). I also have to mention “Änon Petit Con”, “Secte Equestre” (also released as clip), “La Crinière” and “Indécent Pur-Sang”.

– – – : This work only features 9 songs; featuring an intro, outro and an intermezzo. So it’s a bit over the top considering this work as a full length album.

Conclusion: I have a preference for the debut album, but on the other side “Eponyme” simply confirms the potential of this band. This is great and powerful punk-rock music for parties and simply have fun.

Best songs: “Deux Chevaux Mustang”, “Änon Petit Con”, “Secte Equestre”, “La Crinière”, “Indécent Pur-Sang”.

Rate: (8).

Artist: www.josyandthepony.be / www.facebook.com/josyandthepony

Label: www.rockerillrecords.com / www.facebook.com/rockerillrecords



Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

The donations are safely powered by Paypal.

Select a Donation Option (USD)

Enter Donation Amount (USD)

Alternatively you can also donate using Cryptocurrency if you want to donate just once.

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Tether
Scan to Donate Bitcoin to 3J5Y7wgsZYFciSdagE14vaxyDQXx7Cn97b

Donate Bitcoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin

Scan to Donate Ethereum to 0x65278F4b39184BC97FAf225209C786C4A0B451ed

Donate Ethereum to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum

Scan to Donate Tether to 0x5e2aCAa3B527b9adc11Dc2c6759D2938a6fBf17D

Donate Tether to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tether