Sceret Knowledge presents
Pocketbooks + The Loves + The Give It Ups
Friday 3rd April 7:30pm
Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, London, SW9 2LH
Nearest tubes : Brixton / Stockwell / Kennington
Tel : 020 7274 5537
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance: £5 from We Got Tickets/Door: £6
Pocketbooks are a pop band from London, combining melodic boy/girl harmonies, spiralling guitars and delicate piano lines. Since appearing on How Does It Feel To Loved’s seminal “The Kids At The Club” compilation they’ve released a single on Atomic Beat records and an EP on their own Make Do And Mend label, been played on BBC 6music and played fabulous pop shows with the likes of The School, Radio Luxembourg, Butcher Boy and Saturday Looks Good To Me. Think Camera Obscura, The Pastels, Belle and Sebastian, The Sundays and expect a sprinkling of dazzling 60s soul alongside some sparkling indiepop charm!
“Nuggets of exquisitely crafted pop that slyly references the timid bashfulness of 'Tigermilk' era Belle and Sebastian and the spring-hued shimmer pop of early Heavenly” (Losing Today)
From Cardiff, The Loves mix pop psychedelia and C86 indie with a dash of Jack Daniels and beatnik cool. They released their debut single on Radio One DJ Huw Stephens’ Boobytrap Singles Club in 2001 and then made several singles and an LP with the esteemed Track And Field Organisation. They also recorded four Peel Sessions in two years (one of which was broadcast live from Peel Acres on Valentine’s Day), and have recorded sessions for Marc Riley on BBC 6Music and BBC Radio Wales. Their second album “Technicolour” was released on Fortuna POP! and was made Album Of The Week by The Sunday Times. A new album “Three” is set for release in May.
'A wide-eyed retro-chic indie-pop sextet that sound like The Monkees playing at being The Velvet Underground.' – (NME)
THE GIVE IT UPS
Likened to everything from "the twee Pavement" to "Beat Happening having a fight with Huggy Bear in Mothercare", The Give It Ups are in fact merely two girls and three boys from South London, who play short, fuzzy pop songs about stuff, and occasionally nothing, for your enjoyment and vexation.