Small Pond has become one of the most interesting concepts in Brighton of recent times. Coined in 2013 by a gang of friends who had an ambitious plan to not only put on their favourite live acts but release their records, book their tours and film their performances. Since then, their ambitious plans have lead for the development of quite the innovative, exciting company. They have now developed and built their own recording studio and rehearsal space (in an exceptionally DIY fashion I later found out) down on Castle Street – just off Western Road – with state of the art facilities, the finest equipment in the business and the special inclusion of the Neve console.
I caught up with Vlad for a beer and a chat about where Small Pond was, where it was going and how it got here in the first place. He outlined everything from the building of the UK’s most ambitious studio project to the very early days of Small Pond and the legacy of their Royal Mail van. It became clear that Small Pond really is a company with no limits now – their ambitious plans just seem to be growing and growing. So over a couple of beers, we had this chat: