Norwegian art-punks Pom Poko released their debut album Birthday early this year, and have been touring in support of it pretty consistently since. Their tank is nowhere near empty yet though, as they've just announced a new string of dates, some with label mate Ezra Furman, and have shared a new track called 'Leg Day'.

On the new track they tell us "Leg Day is one of our personal live favourites, because it's so dancy and usually gets our pulse up quite a bit. The song was written over the course of a year, while we figured out how it should be played, before we found its final form as a Frankenstein distorted disco song about superheros and appreciating one's legs, and recorded it as the sole inhabitants of a small northern Italian village."

It's lucky that they were the alone in the tiny Italian village, because 'Leg Day' is a raucous and untethered new song from the frenetic quartet. Taking a typically obtuse topic, they affix it to their explosive pop-punk style and send it sailing with their lovably characterful vocals. 'Leg Day' chugs with the might of a bulldozer but the dexterity of a boxer, dashing back and forth through several cowbell-infused moments of torrential energy. You can tell that Pom Poko have been honing 'Leg Day' over the course of their live shows, as it displays excellent understanding of tension and release, manipulating the energy of the song to its most impressive levels, dropping away after a couple of minutes, only to come thundering back in for the final salvo. It's as good an advert for their live shows as you could wish for.

In addition to the song itself, we can also bring you the video for 'Leg Day'. Conceived and choreographed by De Naive, it's an adorably goofy take on an exercise video, with plenty of popping and dropping to the band's unpredictable sonics.

Pom Poko's next set of live dates are as follows:

August
30 Parkfest, Berlin (RadioEins) DE

September
01 End Of The Road Festival, Dorset UK

October
12 Twisterella, Middlesbrough UK
13 Sneaky Pete´s, Edinburgh UK
14 Phase One, Liverpool UK
15 Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds UK
16 BBC6 live session, Manchester UK
17 Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
18 Wild Paths, Norwich UK
19 Simple Things, Bristol UK
21 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton UK
22 The Joiners, Southampton UK
23 Scala, London UK
24 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton UK
25 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff UK
26 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham UK

November
11 QMU, Glasgow UK **
12 Albert Hall, Manchester UK* *
13 O2 Academy, Bristol UK **
14 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London UK **
24 Vega Small Hall, København DK **
26 Debaser Strand, Stockholm SE **

** supporting Ezra Furman

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