Tibet - "I'll Put You in My Pocket" (audio) (premiere)

by Sarah Zupko

18 April 2016

Cardiff's Tibet honors the past while moving into the future, keeping the flame of melodic guitar rock alive and vibrant.

Cardiff’s Tibet plays a uniquely British brand of indie pop that draws from ‘90s Britpop, but isn’t defined by that now often derided genre. Tibet honors the past while moving into the future, keeping the flame of melodic guitar rock alive and vibrant. The group springs from the fertile Cardiff music scene and Rat Trap Recordings, which began its life as a club night drawing bands together at various venues around town. Tibet releases a new EP, Above the Moon, on May 23rd and we have the lead single for you today. “I’ll Put You in My Pocket” is a stomping rock tune with great harmonies and hard-charging guitars. It’s pretty irresistible.
Tibet singer Joel Hurst tells PopMatters that the “song was written during a period where a lot was changing in my life. I had just broke up with my girlfriend and quit my previous band all in the space of a day. Most of my friends had moved to study in different cities round the UK. The song is about those feelings of disillusion and being left behind while the people around me were moving on. The idea of my world shrinking. I was listening to a lot of Velvet Underground and Lou Reed at the time hence the lax vocal style in the verse. ‘I’ll Put You in My Pocket’ came from the idea that the few people I had left around me, I needed to keep close, maybe as some sort of safety net, I dunno. Don’t read into it too much, the song was written in about half an hour!”

Tibet‘s new EP Above the Moon releases on limited edition vinyl on May 23rd via Alcopop! and Rat Trap Recordings.

Side A
I’ll Put You in My Pocket
My Pocket
She Don’t Know

Side B
In My Head
See You Out Tonight
So Low You Forgot How to Lose
Tell the World

April 29 - May 2 Big Love Festival, Baskerville Hall
April 30 - w/The Magic Gang @ The Bodega, Nottingham
May 1 - Big Top @ Machynlleth Festival
May 13 - Focus Wales @ Central Station, Wrexham
May 19 - Lates Music Bar @ The Great Escape, Brighton
May 20 - Paganini Ballroom @ The Great Escape, Brighton
June 3 - 4 X Festival @ Bute Park, Cardiff
June 18 - Bushstock Festival @ Defector’s Weld, London
July 15 - 17 Truck Festival, Oxford
July 17 - Latitude @ DIY Presents… Alcove Stage
August 26 - Leeds Festival, Leeds
August 28 - Reading Festival, Reading
September 1 - 4 - Festival No. 6, Porthmadog, Wales

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