Cult St Albans band, The Pocket Gods, have released their ultimate summer indie anthem, Sunny Day. Written about surviving a very hot Summer living in the city where “the grass has turned to dust”, the pairing of Noel Storey and Mark Christopher Lee deliver a quirky, catchy and universally relatable new cut. With this new release Noel and Mark spoke with The Fountain about the reception to the track as well as the venues they look forward to playing again soon.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Sunny Day?
It’s been really positive with lots of indie airplay and even some twitter love from actor Robert Carlyle. It’s an old song but we always believed in it and it was great to get a new recording with the help of indie producing legend Paul Tipler who has worked with the likes of Idlewild, Placebo and Mojave 3.
TF: And can you sum up the track in one sentence?
A bittersweet reflection on surviving a hot summer living in the city (well E17 Walthamstow at the time).
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, I note some live gigs?
Yeah first gig in 18 months coming up and hopefully more you can’t beat the experience of playing music live with your band mates in front of a live audience. No AI holograms will ever replace that experience. Well we have our 2nd volume of our best of series out called Tin Foil Hat Chameleon, which features some of our fave tracks and also fan favourites.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
Ah it’s the 100 Club in London, a historic treasure of a music venue, which has hosted a lot of greats over the years so we’re always humbled to get on it’s (very low) stage. It’s just so intimate but with so much history we’re playing there on July 29th with a few our label mates, The Boy From Space and Determinated. We also have some special guests including actor John Altman (Eastenders Nick Cotton) playing live and whom we recorded an album with recently so should be fun. Enjoy the summer!