Track Of The Day: Panic Pocket – ‘Mr Big’

Having stolen our hearts playing live for us at The Five Bells last month, London duo Sophie Peacock and Natalie Healey – aka Panic Pocket – have now shared a totally infectious new single.

Inspired by too many formative Sex And The City marathons, ‘Mr Big’ is an uplifting ditty about desperately wanting your close friend to stop defining herself by her relationship status and focus instead on friendship. Flowing with a twinkling charm and the duo’s impeccable tongue-in-cheek wit, the track oozes honey-sweet harmonies alongside shimmering melodies and a gritty synth-driven energy. Strewn with memorable SATC quotes, highlighting the importance of friendship – “Don’t laugh at me but maybe we could be each other’s soulmates” – it’s another luscious (and super relatable!) slice of indie-pop from the duo, showcasing all there is to love about them.

Of the track, Natalie elaborates:

“Sophie and I probably spend too much time watching TV. But whatever your thoughts on SATC (and OK, it hasn’t dated well!), you can probably relate to having someone close to you who spends all their time distracted, wondering where they stand with a potential – and probably unworthy – partner. This song is our Miranda moment; getting real about how toxic the subject of your best friend’s obsession really is.”

Released as a pay-what-you-want Bandcamp release, alongside sparkling feminist festive number ‘Mrs Santa’, ‘Mr Big’ is out now.

 

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Photo Credit: Carl Farrugia

Get In Her Ears Live @ The Five Bells, 26.10.18

Friday saw our first night at The Five Bells in New Cross, with an immense – and slightly spooky – line-up of Cryptic Street, HAWXX, Worst Place and Panic Pocket.

First up, we’re treated to luscious indie-pop ditties of duo Panic Pocket.

Next, GIHE faves Worst Place deliver the dreamiest of sets as they launch their new double A side ‘Square Eyes’/’Soak’.

Penultimate band of the night HAWXX blow us all away with their frenzied rock anthems.

All the way from Malta, headliners Cryptic Street blast out their utterly immense, riot grrrl infused sounds, wowing us with their ferocious energy.

Huge thanks to all the bands who played for us on Friday. Our next gig is back at The Finsbury with headliners Sit Down on 9th November.

Photo Credit: Jon Mo / @jonmophoto