Thursday, June 23, 2011
Hidden Irish Indie Hits #7: Pony Club - 'Single'
Limping around since the turn of the millennium, Dublin lads Pony Club were long championed to come good. A few brief flirtations with success later and they've yet to better their 2002 debut Home Truths, from which this ardent ballad is taken. Oft-cited as a vehicle for front-man Mark Cullen, the lyrics display Morrissey-esque levels of observational wit and self-deprecation ("And if I'm honest, If I'm truthful...But I can't be") so it make sense that Moz himself is a fan. A long-gaze in a retreating sink of water, this is self-pity at its finest.