Thursday, 16 August 2012

Lemon Pop festival: Murcia, Spain

Lemon Pop is an annual outdoor festival held in Murcia, Spain which has been running since 1996. This year's takes place on 6-8 September 2012 and entry is free! We're playing on the Saturday night and we're really excited about it!

The full line up is: Nosoträsh, Las Ruedas, The Sounds of Arrows, Sala & The Strange Sound, Dolores, Doble Pletina, Lidia Damunt, Pocketbooks, Cut Your Hair, La Familia del árbol, Perro, Unlikes, Varry Brava, Ross, Tórtel and Nunatak.

There's a programme and lots more details on their facebook page:

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

New videos from Carousel

Back in January, we recorded a few live videos at Blackburn College for the Art and Music website. We posted a three-song session a few months ago, but we found time to record a couple of extra songs too. Both of the following songs appear on our recent album Carousel.

Here's the video for Sound Of The Carnival:

And here's the video for Sparklers:

Hope you enjoy the videos!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Shows in London, Paris and Congleton

We’ve got a few shows coming up over the next couple of weeks, including our first trip to France, a weekend festival in London and an indiepop alldayer in Cheshire.

Saturday 5 May, Odd Box Weekender – London
Odd Box Records has arranged a spectacular two-day festival in London on the May bank holiday weekend. Bands playing include Standard Fare, Milky Wimpshake, The Blanche Hudson Weekend, Sparky’s Magic Piano, The Middle Ones, Anguish Sandwich, Magoo and Sock Puppets.

There’s a free download compilation featuring the 19 bands playing over the weekend, which you can pick up here as a zip file: Odd Box Weekender 2012 compilation

We’re playing on the Saturday evening at the Windmill in Brixton. All the details and tickets are available here: Odd Box Weekender 2012  

Saturday 12 May: Another Sunny Night – Paris

Our first show in France will take place at L’international in Paris along with Stars in Coma and Dorian Pimpernel.

It’s a free show organised by the lovely people at Another Sunny Night and we’re really looking forward to it! All the details are available on this Songkick page: Another Sunny Night - 12 May

Saturday 2 June: Going Up The Country – Congleton, Cheshire

This is a charity indiepop day in aid of the Christie's hospital in Manchester organised by Cherry Coloured Pop and Cherryade Records. It takes place in the grounds of the Church House, which is a lovely pub in the Cheshire countryside.

Bands playing include The School, A Fine Day For Sailing, The Hobbes Fanclub, The Proctors, A Little Orchestra and The Fireworks. There will also be an acoustic tent, a disco, real ale and nice food!

All the details and tickets are available on Songkick: Going Up The Country 2012

Hope to see you at one of the shows!

Monday, 5 March 2012

El Planeta Amarillo festival in Murcia, Spain

On Saturday 17 March we'll be playing our first show in Spain at the El Planeta Amarillo festival in Murcia!

El Planeta Amarillo is a radio show presented by Rafa Skam and Isabel Cañabate, playing indie-pop, avant-garde, folk, post-rock, techno-pop and more. It's on Pulsa Radio on the FM in Spain, or you can listen at Their one-day festival is part of Microsonidos 2012 which takes place in Murcia from 27 January to 27 April 2012. Other bands playing at Microsonidos include Gruff Rhys, Hidden Cameras, Jonathan Richman, BMX Bandits, Josh Rouse, Papercuts and more.

The full line-up on 17 March will be: Pocketbooks, The Felt Tips, Vacaciones, Minibar, The Yellow Melodies and Zipper. There'll also be DJ sets from Colour Me Pop, DJ Miguelink and Ruth Vacaciones. It all takes places at 12&Medio in Murcia. Doors open at 10.45pm (eek!) and entry is completely free!

Before we head to Spain, we're playing at the Buffalo Bar in London on Thursday 8 March. It's a Guided Missile night to raise money for the Frank Sidebottom Statue Fund, and we're playing with The Wolfhounds and Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab). Tickets are cheaper in advance from WeGotTickets.

Hope to see you in London or Spain later this month!

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Art & Music video session

In January we recorded three songs as a video session for Art & Music magazine. We'd like to thank Jamie Holman and the students at Blackburn College for recording the songs in their media centre.

Hope you enjoy the video!

Pocketbooks from Media Centre on Vimeo. The songs played are Falling Leaves, Harbour Lights and Love Is The Stick You Throw.