Hailing from that perennial wellspring that is the Fremantle rock scene, psych rockers Pond returned to Sydney to a packed out midweek crowd at the Metro Theatre. Since 2009 the band has undergone a morphing line-up and released eight albums, many to critical acclaim, and has performed as part of curated line-ups at festivals such as South by South West. Their latest album, Tasmania, is a clear reckoning with the nature of playing and performing in contemporary Australia, and in last Wednesday’s show Pond were out to prove their contribution to the national conversation. Immersed in the neon lights of this inner Sydney stage, Pond rollicked through a wide-ranging set that stretched from their earliest releases to current tracks. Front man Nick Allbrook provided movement across the stage, while the touring line-up brought a heft to the sound. Check out our gallery from the gig below.