Monday, 2 June 2008

June 2008

We've got a couple of especially exciting festival appearances in Derbyshire and Sweden as well as a string of gigs in June and July.

First up though, you might be interested to read this interview with Dan and Ian on the Indietracks Festival blog. As well as finding out which Pocketbook appeared in a Faithless video, you can also download an exclusive new song 'Summertime' completely free!

Rip It Up festival - 18-19 July in Saffle, Sweden
We're really excited to be playing at this years Rip It Up festival, which will be held on July 18th and 19th in a small town called Saffle, located a couple of hours by train north of Gothenburg.
The line-up so far includes The Clientele, Another Sunny Day, Pipas, The Tidy Ups, The Dreamers, Twig, Cocoanut Groove and a DJ set from The Honeydrips. For full information, please visit

Indietracks festival - 26-27 July, in Ripley, Derbyshire
Indietracks looks like it's going to be even more fantastic this year! It takes place on a 1950s steam railway in the Derbyshire countryside, and as well as enjoying the bands, you can have unlimited trips on the railway, visit the museum and farm and enjoy late-night indiepop discos!
There's over 60 bands playing this year including The Wedding Present, Los Campesinos!, Darren Hayman, The Bobby McGee's, The Kabeedies, KateGoes and The Wave Pictures. Hope you can come along! There's further details at

For a round-up of all our upcoming gigs, go to the shows page.

And of course, our Waking Up EP is still available if you would like to pick up a copy. It's just £2.50 plus p+p from Make Do And Mend Records.

Hopefully see you at one of the gigs. It's going to be a great summer!

Sunday, 1 June 2008

New track 'Summertime' appears on two compilations!

Heaven Is Above Your Head 'A Summer Spelling It' - This lovingly compiled compilation of summer songs is available to download for free together with the artwork from here. Choose from two volumes, but here's a tip: we're on the second one!

Eardrums Music 'Summer's' Here' - Once again, a two-volume compilation of summery loveliness which is available to download, along with the artwork, absolutely free from here.
We're really pleased to have our newly-recorded track 'Summertime' included on both of these. Enjoy!