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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by ian » Fri Nov 06, 2009 15:48

You did say you thought the Pocketbooks album cover looked like a Ministry Of Sound album...
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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by Uncle Ants » Fri Nov 06, 2009 15:51

It's hard to say whether I like it because he just gabbles all the way through it. I'm not familiar with this show. Long time ago I spent a couple of months driving round France, and they had a station on the west coast called RadioFun, who did a thing every night called the RadioFun Megamix, which was a single hour long mash up of about 15 or 20 tunes and over the period of the week morphed into something else with stuff getting dropped out and new stuff added - sort of like musical evolution. Is this show like that?
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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by ian » Fri Nov 06, 2009 16:13

The show, I'm beginning to realise, is insane.

From about 1.20 onwards he's got that banging breakbeat over Wishing Well by Love Is All, then he does a load of shout outs, has a few celeb endorsements of Kissy Sell Out, then says "...a bit of Belle & Sebastian again." WTF?? LOL! etc. He played "Arab Strap" but slows it down, then lays some weird sound effects and stuff underneath it.

OK, own up. Who on here is Kissy Sell Out?
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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by Mr Bear » Fri Nov 06, 2009 16:31

Image

I'm sure I've seen him at indietracks.

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by Richard » Sat Nov 07, 2009 15:03

My housemate Leigh is a big Kissy Sell Out fan. He's got pretty eclectic taste and I quite like a lot of the remixes he does, he doesn't take them particularly seriously, he's just having a bit of a mess around with songs that nobody would normally remix. Apparantly he's got a mate who's in to all the indie gubbins and he sends Mr. Sellout loads of stuff to listen to each week and he seems to get quite in to them and gets straight on to doing a remix for them all.

All he seemed to do for that Pocketbooks song was make the drums louder, faster and more prominent. All songs should have that done to them.

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by Pop Kid » Thu Apr 29, 2010 14:55

Hello

We're all still crying about Copenhagen but thankfully we've got gigs lined up in May and June - our first for 6 months. We promise there'll be new songs too.

Thursday 13 May - London
Scarlet's Well + Vatican Cellars + Pocketbooks
@ Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2TJ

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/74187

Saturday 29 May - London
Pic'n'mixx presents
Pocketbooks + Cola Jet Set + Foxes! + The Cavalcade
@ Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London, N1 1RU

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/75482

Saturday 19 June - Nottingham
A Layer Of Chips presents
Standard Fare + Allo Darlin’ + Pocketbooks + Mascot Fight
@ Chameleon, 17 Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HL

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by linus » Thu Apr 29, 2010 15:03

that nottingham line-up is well dreamy, isn't it?

I mean, I'm sure they all are, but as I live in nottingham having those four bands on the same bill on the same night

phwoar! not 'arf! and so on...

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by gofelt » Sun May 30, 2010 15:42

How amazing were pocketbooks at the buffalo bar yesterday?! Their new songs are just gorgeous! Can you please remind me why they are not on the front cover of NME yet?

Thanks for making rainy saturday evenings less grey - 38th gig and still counts..
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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by emml » Tue Dec 14, 2010 14:03

We've got two shows confirmed for 2011, followed by a new album later on in the Spring which we're working on now!

22nd January
Autumn Store 5th Birthday @ The Victoria, Birmingham
with MJ Hibbett, Ace Bushy Striptease, Horowitz, KateGoes, The Flowers of Despair + LookiMakeMusic
http://www.last.fm/event/1741209+Autumn ... +All-dayer

18th March
Which Way Is Up? @ Wilmington Arms, London
with The Felt Tips + Falling and Laughing
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183986854950814

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by Trev » Tue Dec 14, 2010 14:05

emml wrote:We've got two shows confirmed for 2011, followed by a new album later on in the Spring which we're working on now!

22nd January
Autumn Store 5th Birthday @ The Victoria, Birmingham
with MJ Hibbett, Ace Bushy Striptease, Horowitz, KateGoes, The Flowers of Despair + LookiMakeMusic
http://www.last.fm/event/1741209+Autumn ... +All-dayer

18th March
Which Way Is Up? @ Wilmington Arms, London
with The Felt Tips + Falling and Laughing
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183986854950814
I hope to be able to come to the Birmingham one, too. Depends on how severe my pending unemployment austerity kicks in.
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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by Kate » Tue Dec 14, 2010 20:01

I'm quite tempted by the London one, but don't think I'll be able to go to this and the Popfest in one pay period:(

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by emml » Sun Jul 17, 2011 17:18

You can now download our free single 'Promises, Promises' and pre-order our new album 'Carousel'!

http://www.pocketbooks.org.uk

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by cashcityrocker » Sun Jul 17, 2011 18:47

Fab - album now ordered and excitement setting in. You've been too quiet for too long.

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by linus » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:13

I did a little thing here in my excitement: http://afogofideas.blogspot.com/2011/07 ... mises.html

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by emml » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:32

Aw Andy, that's so lovely! Thank you!

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by linus » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:52

I also dug up this interview from before: http://afogofideas.blogspot.com/2011/07 ... rview.html

because I'm a good boy

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by linus » Thu Aug 04, 2011 18:54

is nobody else completely floored by 'carousel'?

it's a fucking brilliant record... all concerned should be dead dead proud

I'll probably wax lyrical ad nauseum on my blog (so be sure to avoid that) but it's a ridiculously accomplished piece of work... I'm rather in awe, it just makes everything better

it's certainly kept the post-indietracks/it's hot/it's raining/I'm broke/my life is going nowhere blues that I was sure I'd be sinking into about now but instead I'm just plain grinning with a giddy heart and a beating head (that'll be the sunburn)

congratulations everyone! bravo!

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by crystalball » Fri Aug 05, 2011 20:14

It's amazing. When I listen to 'Harbour Lights' I've got to press 'back' half way through because I'm so desperate for it to never end.

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by everard » Fri Aug 05, 2011 20:19

not heard the album but the cover art is super-good, very kleenex/liliput

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Re: a thread of Pocketbooks' own

Post by sideburnsjim » Fri Aug 05, 2011 22:51

To me, the new record is a step on from the indiepop filled first record that we all loved. This is now proper songwriting, and I dont mean that indiepop records aren't proper or anything, it's just that is now moving into Randy Newman/Burt Bacharach territory.

I absolutely love it!

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