Released on 19th September 2011Buy CD album £7.00
Pocketbooks second album (their first came out on How Does It Feel To Be Loved in 2009) finds the band in fine form building on their sparkling pop sound. The band will be playing Indietracks Festival this summer. The record will be available at the festival. It is up for early orders now and will be in the shops on 19th September. The first single, 'Promises, Promises' from the forthcoming album will be available as a free download on Monday 18 July.
'Promises, Promises' is a flurry of sweeping violins, girl group harmonies and bittersweet summertime lyrics about casual promises that never materialise. The violins were played by Matthew and Claire from A Little Orchestra, who also play on several other songs on our new album.
The album will be available at the Indietracks festival at the end of July. It is up for early orders now (shipping immediately) and will be in the shops on 19th September.
Pocketbooks are a pop band from London, combining melodic boy/girl harmonies, spiralling guitars and delicate piano lines. Expect a sprinkling of dazzling 60s soul alongside some sparkling indiepop charm!
They first introduced themselves to the world by appearing on the 2006 compilation 'The Kids At The Club' (How Does It Feel To Be Loved?) alongside indiepop favourites such as Voxtrot, I'm From Barcelona and Lucky Soul.
Since then, they've played gigs across the country, including headlining the first ever Indietracks event on a 1950s steam railway in Derbyshire in April 2007. This event has now turned into an annual two-day festival each July, which several of the band now help to organise. They've played shows with some fantastic bands, including The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, God Help The Girl, Art Brut, Fanfarlo, The Wedding Present, Darren Hayman and Monica Queen.
In 2008 they hit the summer festivals, including the Rip It Up festival (Sweden), Offset festival, The Mix festival in London, and a return to the Indietracks festival.
Their debut single, Cross The Line (Atomic Beat Records, 2007) was described by Simon Armitage as “pure snowshaker pop, and more dressing table than kitchen sink”. This was followed by an EP, Waking UP (Make Do And Mend Records, 2008), which Losing Today described as “Spring-ushering tinglesome guitars, softly shy eyed lilting melodies and hopelessly lovelorn boy / girl harmonies.”
Their debut album, Flight Paths, was released on 13 July 2009 on the How Does It Feel To Be Loved? label. Songs from the album have picked up radio play from Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Gideon Coe (BBC 6Music) and John Kennedy (Xfm).
01 Fireworks At Midnight
02 Promises, Promises
03 The Sky At Night
04 Sound Of The Carnival
06 Gaumont State Cinema
07 Harbour Lights
08 The Flowers Are Still Standing
09 The Beaujolais Lanes
10 Five Day Forecast
11 The End Of The Pier