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Location London, United Kingdom
Introduction Pocketbooks are a pop band from London, combining melodic boy/girl harmonies, spiralling guitars and delicate piano lines. The band features Andy Hudson, Daniel Chapman, Emma Hall, Ian Cowen and Jonny Tansey. We first introduced ourselves to the world by appearing on the 2006 compilation The Kids At The Club. Since then, we've played gigs across the UK and in Sweden and Germany, including shows with some fantastic bands, including The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Wedding Present and Darren Hayman. We also played at the first ever Indietracks event on a 1950s steam railway in Derbyshire in April 2007. This event has now turned into an annual two-day festival, which several of the band now help to organise. We released a 7” single, Cross The Line (Atomic Beat), in 2006, followed by an EP, Waking UP (Make Do And Mend) in 2008. Our album, Flight Paths, was released on 13 July 2009 on How Does It Feel To Be Loved?. It’s also available on Happy Prince (Japan) and Universal Records (Philippines). Songs from the album have picked up radio play on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music and Xfm, and our song Fleeting Moments appears on the Rough Trade Shops Indiepop 09 compilation.