Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Pocketbooks mini-tour

We kicked off the mini-tour in July with our first international show at the fantastic Rip It Up festival in Sweden, which was possibly the most fun Pocketbooks had ever had! We'd like to thank everyone who came to see us, put us up, and drove us around – we hope to come back soon! You can read a little write up here.

Before we even had time to unpack, we were off again to do some warm-up gigs in London and Nottingham, and then on to the Indietracks festival where we played our favourite show in Pocketbooks history! Despite the sweltering heat, we were joined onstage by several audience members who danced away to our last song – thanks to all of you for making it so much fun, and again to everyone who came along to see us! Again, there's a little write-up of our experience of Indietracks here.

To round off the mini-tour, it was back to London for a gig with fellow Indietracks bands Ballboy + The Smittens at The Luminaire, a show we were really excited about for ages. Thanks to Spiral Scratch for providing the perfect finalé to our tour!

We did a little set at The Mix festival in Southwark. Organised by young people in the area, it was really great to see them using their talents and spreading the message that not all kids are up to no good! We hope the festival was a great success for the borough and beyond. Here's the write-up for that too.