One of the things that keeps us writing about music despite the time commitment is the discovery of refreshing new sounds, whether from old friends or new projects. Natalie Healey and Sophie Peacock, aka Panic Pocket, fall into the new projects category. And they most definitely qualify as 'refreshing new sounds'. On their debut album for Skep Wax, Mad Half Hour, the duo dish out complaints and call outs in a D.I.Y. girl group style that prompted wide grins from us from start to finish. We've always had an affinity for acerbic thought sweetly expressed, and Panic Pocket has that template cold. If you are one of their targets, they may leave you bloody on the floor. But that doesn't mean you won't be smiling and tapping your toes.
Mad Half Hour is out now in vinyl, CD and digital formats via Skep Wax Records.