The start of 2019 has seen the Reckless Yes family expand quite quickly, with four new artists joining our ranks this week. We’re taking the time to introduce you to each of them and today we bring you Panic Pocket.
Long-term BFFs Sophie and Natalie formed Panic Pocket in 2017 for First Timers Festival and have since found themselves described as ‘lo-fi electro-pop heroes’. With songs celebrating intense friendships and demonising shitty relationships, you can expect catchy choruses and killer harmonies in their songs about trash men, bad bosses and unrequited online lust.
Reckless Yes co-founder Sarah Lay said, “As soon as I heard Panic Pocket it was love. Melodically super catchy and with the best of ’60s girl group charm, lyrically laden with wit and intelligence. It’s been even better to see them get praise from the likes of Get In Her Ears, For The Rabbits, and Grrls Like Us right from the get-go.
“When we heard the tracks for the EP we didn’t have to think very long before saying a huge YES to them joining the family. The four tracks are perfect indiepop and if you loved Fightmilk’s debut last year you’re going to be equally taken with this.”
Reckless Yes co-founder Pete Darrington said, “Panic Pocket are something very special and we knew this from the moment we heard them. They’re the complete antidote to bland indie bands and the very definition of DIY.
“Having never played in a band they formed specifically to play one show – First Timers Festival. They managed to conjure magical indie pop songs with heaps of character almost by accident. I love their ‘try anything’ attitude combined with their sense of fun – Panic Pocket just love making music and their enthusiasm is hugely infectious. You will love them, I promise.”
Sophie and Natalie said of joining the roster, “We are thrilled to be joining the Reckless Yes family! When we formed back in 2017 for First Timers Festival, we could never have dreamed we’d end up on the same roster as the likes of Fightmilk, Chorusgirl and LIINES.
“Pete and Sarah clearly care deeply about creating an encouraging and creative space for artists and we can’t wait to release our forthcoming EP under their invaluable expertise.”
While we’re not announcing anymore details of the EP just yet you can expect it in spring, and you should be looking out for some very special options around owning this music. So, to hear details of the EP release first make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list. You should also seek out Panic Pocket on Bandcamp, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We also recommend this piece from For The Rabbits (who we recommend generally for your music reading and discovery).
Panic Pocket have a handful of upcoming live dates:
- 26 January – Foresters Arms, Egham (supporting Pussyliquor)
- 9 March – Leicester Indiepop Fest, Firebug, Leicester (Pet Crow also play!)
- 10 May – The Finsbury, London (for the ace Get In Her Ears).
For bookings contact the band, for press enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see our full roster of bands check out our artists, and if you’re thinking of contacting us please read our demo submission policy first.