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Type of music generally:

Prog-flavoured Alternative pop


Most recent release, smáskífa (2010)

See also:

Pondus' bandcamp site


Sarina Simmoon, Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, The Changelings, Shellyz Raven

Covers/own material:


General comments:

Pondus is a Norwegian band. They are very promising, got some gorgeous vocals, but are still trying out several styles and they are not sure if they are gonna continue doing that or choose one—I hope they settle for the first option :) (

I'd describe Pondus as not just indierock, but indie-prog-rock... I find precious little mainstream pop in the songs I've got, at least. If anything their style reminds me of a very obscure but excellent band from Atlanta called Squonk Opera, who in turn somehow always made me think of Peter Gabriel's Genesis for some strange, convoluted reason. I couldn't really explain why—their singer certainly didn't sound like Peter Gabriel, and neither does the singer of Pondus! Yet her voice does remind me of someone, possibly The Changelings... some of the time, anyway. I might also throw in Shellyz Raven as another reference. Well, it's all very vague and slippery. But maybe that means the music is good? (

Recommended first album:

boy in the bubble is the only one we've heard


boy in the bubble

Release info:



Hard to find

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of strong altpop

Group members:

Agnete Maria Forfang Kjølsrud—vocals
Erlend Vørhaug Pedersen—guitar
Magnar Johann Røri—bass
Roger Bjørnstad—drums
Andreas Krøgvold—percussion


Indierock with a good vocalist. Shows a lot of promise. This album has stuck with me over the years, and I still really enjoy it whenever I think to put it on, now roughly 17 years later. (Neile)

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