In 2015 Caitlin Harnett & the Pony Boys formed and have since played a number of shows around Australia, two USA tours with SUSTO and The High Divers and have supported the likes of Tony Joe White, Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Nude Party and The Felice Brothers.
Following the successful release of their critically acclaimed LP ‘Late Night Essentials”, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys have been carving out their own rabid fanbase and a reputation of raucous live shows, seeing them as the winners of Best Live Act in NSW 2020 in the National Live Music Awards.
Late Night Essentials was recorded live over a day in the living room of Joseph Ireland (The Middle East, Joseph Liddy & The Skeleton Horse), layered with saxophone and jangly electric guitars, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys are reviving 70’s Americana in all its glory, but with a modern twist.
“Her voice is like Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval was jerked out of a long sleep.” The Guardian
“Lush, Americana-style folk tunes, jangling guitar and a whole lot of honesty.” Sydney Morning Herald
“It’s quintessential Caitlin Harnett, vocals that soar with heart and hold the same sense of intimacy as the greats, all set against a backdrop of modern Americana.” NME
“Harnett wants to make you smile; she doesn’t want you to cry in your beer, but rather slam it down and and boogie.” Newcastle Herald
“In particular circles around Sydney the name Caitlin Harnett is spoken in revered tongues, like the whispered password to a music scene Illuminati. Learn the handshake, feel the twang and order a round.” Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J
“Their newest release will warm your heart while gently slicing it in two – our favourite type of ditty.” RUSSH Magazine
“Lead singer Caitlin Harnett fills the void that is a distinct lack of alt-country in Sydney’s music scene. Whether you’re in the big smoke or by the water, this track is bound to become an instant addition to your summer playlist.” FBi Radio
“The Sydney-sider’s single “Make You Feel Blue’ is knock-your-socks-off material. Has there been a sad song thats made us happier in recent times? Probably not.” Meadow Fest.
“One of the finest slices of country soul you’ll hear this year. A gorgeous mood with that voice that hangs heavy in the air and dips into all the right forlorn corners.” Post To Wire