Pockets – ‘Gun Shy’


Pockets – ‘Gun Shy’ (mp3)

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Sydney’s Pockets are tight. Their songs are short, punchy and well-produced – there’s not an ounce of sonic fat left to be trimmed. There’s a lot about this track that reminds me of Silversun Pickups – the tightly edited drums, breathy singing alternated with muted screams – but the aforementioned tightness saves them from the wank and effects pedal abuse rife in post-rock.

They’re playing in Sydney on Saturday at Jira Books with Japanese band Nim, Brisbane’s In Sepia and Hira Hira.



3 Responses

  1. Tommy Faith

    July 4, 2010 7:25 pm

    Great song, great band!
    Where did this photo come from? I took it at spectrum last year. It doesn’t bother me but I do wonder how it eventually got here!

  2. Sophie Benjamin

    July 6, 2010 2:54 pm

    Hey Tommy,
    Nice photo. I took it from the band’s MySpace, where is was uncredited. I’ll whack a credit up here for you. Do you have something you’d like the credit to link to?

  3. Tommy Faith

    July 6, 2010 10:36 pm

    Oh, no it’s fine.
    Don’t worry about crediting it, I’m not a concert photographer usually, it was just from a point-and-shoot so I don’t have any need for publicity. I just ask out of interest.

    (Nice write up, by-the-by)



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