Artist info

Genre

Indie


Sounds like

air escaping from a blowup mattress, in the night while you sleep


band members

David Orr (guitar & vocals), Robbie Carlyon (bass & vocals), Simon Morrissey (drums & percussion)


Influences

Neil Young, Slayer, D.I.G., "haha, too many", Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, The Byrds, Toots, , John Scofield, Nick Drake, The Police, The Doors,


Unearthed artists we like

NUMBERS RADIO, Hoo Haa


Bio

Hip Pocket is a band of Extraordinary Magnitude. HIP POCKET ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD : ( www.myspace.com/hippockettheband 2005 saw the limited release of the bands first full-length album, "Unison Et cetera". A dirty and gritty edge runs the albums length and breadth, making it contagious to listen to. Songs as diverse as the backgrounds of the band members, made for a killer debut release. From the breezy groove of , "Alright", to the bluegrass-esque shuffle of, "Overcoat", Unison Et Cetera will put you on the express train to Cruiseville. The new EP, "Extra Ordinary Magnitude", available in stores nationaly, is undoubtedly some of Hip Pockets best work to date. The band spent 2006 honing their distinctive live sound and laying tracks including the latest single, "Kick Ya", featured on both the EP and the upcoming second album, the song that saw the band get unearthed at the start of 2007 playing the Goldcoast Qld BigDayOut. Thanks triple j! The Story: In 2001 this band, which back then was just 3 mates jamming and fooling around on tunes, only saw it's self as a side project and didn't take its self too seriously. As each member had his respective main bands on fairly hectic schedules touring and playing all over the place, the guys would rarely hook up to rehearse or write anything but as luck would have it, there was a bit of work for anyone who could play jazz in Brisbane at the time, so thats what Hip Pocket started out doing. Long story short, the band soon thought, "Hey we're playing at some cool places and each of us are writing good stuff so why don't we write and play tunes that our other bands won't do?'. This turned out to be a fairly good idea and before they knew it they had a fistfull of songs. The band just write, record & play whatever they come up with. as opposed to sticking to a genre or niche. Hip Pocket reckon, anything they come up with will sound like them, & therefore fit right on in. "when you play in bands, the tunes you come up with often don't conform with the vibe of the other guys in your group. For example the bass player hates anything country sounding and refuses to play it, or the guitarist won't do anything folky, cause it's not his vibe so, if the guys in your band are hard asses, it puts more pressure on the songwriters and many a killer tune won't see the light of day just cause some bozo won't give it a shot". Hip Pocket let a tune grow and in so doing, let their brothers, sisters, friends, producers, cats, dogs & fans decide what is a good track and what gets phased out of live shows or left off a record to live somewhere with the other b sides. "It works cause there is no pressure to write a 3 minute pop song just cause thats what someone wants to hear". In mid 2004 the band began work with producers, "Jeff Lovejoy & Nairobijones" on, "Unison Et Cetera", the bands debut album. The record was finished in December that year but the album, mastered and packaged was not ready till 2005. Only 1000 copys were pressed, as the band, having no distributor to get it to the mainstream market, were simply looking to flog it at live shows. In mid 2005, the band was asked to play a private function which turned out to be for a member of Brisbane rock legends Powderfinger. He liked the band and offered his studio (Airlock) for their next record, "Extra Ordinary Magnatude". The band began work there in mid 2006 by which time they were finalising a national distribution deal with MRA Entertainment. The record, featuring the single "Kick Ya", (the Full Length Version), Came out on Friday the 8th of December 07 and is therefore in your nearest record store right now, with a possible repressing of the hitherto unknown and very limited release, "Unison Et Cetera", some time in the near future. Hip Pocket started production on its upcoming album (Nightfall in the City) on, October 1, 2006. So keep an ear out. PS, please review the tracks we post, cause we wanna know what u reckon & why, even if u think they're crap! thanx, Rob hp

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

24 Oct 2006

Triple J
40

I love the list of random influences. This song has a real-Australian quality which might be noticed if you just read what they're into. I like the way the sounds are typically non-rootsy and they keep building in the track around that opening riff. Click play. You'll probably dig it too.

I love the list of random influences. This song has a real-Australian quality which might be noticed if you just read what they're into. I like the way the sounds are typically non-rootsy and they keep building in the track around that opening riff. Click play. You'll probably dig it too.

Review

dipo

19 Jan 2007

50

These guys kick it. I love it, love it, love it. Can't wait to see them pumpin at BDO!

These guys kick it. I love it, love it, love it. Can't wait to see them pumpin at BDO!

Review

Revelry

20 Jan 2007

40

These three guys have everything going for them, talent wise, and as a unit could take their kickass sound to the moon and back ~

These three guys have everything going for them, talent wise, and as a unit could take their kickass sound to the moon and back ~