Last October, Bardo Pond played Manchester Albert Hall, alongside Liars, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. They were originally going to be performing at an all day noise rock festival ‘Transformer 2’, but it got downsized to just these three bands, with only Godspeed getting the full set treatment. Bardo Pond had around thirty minutes to get their drone on, which wasn’t enough, by the time they whipped out the flute and got going it was over. No swamps for me, they never had time to fill.
Fast forward to June 2018 and Bardo Pond played the UK once more, the Brudenell Social Club no less. I booked a hotel, hopped on a train to Leeds, then proceeded straight to the show for two whole hours of beautiful wonderful noise. And this time, no feelings were left unfulfilled. You can’t rush them with this.