Despite hailing from Norway, dynamic quartet Pom Poko will always have a Brighton connection. Not only are they signed to Brighton’s Bella Union and accidentally share a name with an iconic Brighton restaurant (they’re actually named after the Studio Ghibli film of the same name), but they played their first ever UK headline show on our sunny shores back in 2017. Since that occasion, which we described as “satisfying, vicious and addictive”, they’ve grown from an indie-pop outfit into a pop-punk behemoth. Their debut album, Birthday, is a showcase of this evolution with its spiky riffs, theatrical glamour and infectious pop sheen.
Four-piece k-punk group Pom Poko, the Norwegians who were in Brighton last year for The Great Escape, have been making a noise for a while now, and the promise is solidified on their new single ‘Follow The Lights’.
It was celebration all round for Norway’s Pom Poko as they descended to Brighton’s Prince Albert on a rainy Monday night. Not only were they playing their “first proper gig outside of Norway” but they were celebrating their one-year anniversary since their first ever gig. Only one year since their inception, they’re an extremely confident band that has the chemistry most bands could only dream of.