If you’re a fan of the 1999 classic 10 Things I Hate About You, you might just fall in love with Toronto four-piece PONY.

The local act have been buzzing for a minute now and just made it official, signing with Buzz Records (home of Weaves & Dilly Dally). With this new label signing news also comes their new single “DIY” which will get stuck in your head quickly as the band’s singer/guitarist Sam Bielanski sings the chorus “I do it to myself/ Just me and no one else.” As Bielanski explained…

“Once upon a time, I had a huge crush on a guy who did not crush back. I was feeling bummed, insecure and super crummy. Through this minor heartbreak I realized that the only thing you can really do when someone lets you down or makes you feel bad about yourself is to take matters into your own hands and practice the art of ‘self-love’. D.I.Y. till you D.I.E.”

Listen to “DIY” below.

PONY’s debut 7 inch is due out on Buzz Records on May 12th. “DIY” is available for purchase here. You can also catch PONY live at the dates below.

Tour Dates
02/08 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion
02/09 – Ottawa, ON – House of Targ
02/10 – Montreal, QC – Turbohaus
02/12 – Toronto,ON – Smiling Buddha w/ Nicole Dollanganger
04/22 – Toronto, ON – CMW w/ Weaves

Press photo by Madeline Link