The Pocket Gods release controversial new Xmas album 'No Room At The (Holiday) Inn'
20 November 2020
St Albans' cult indie band The Pocket Gods release their new festive album - No Room At The (Holliday) Inn.
Songs include "Covid Christmas", "I Saw Mommy Doing Track & Trace" and a cover of Jona Lewie's great song - Stop The Cavalry - renamed "Stop The (Covid) Cavalry". Jona is a big fan of the band even attending their last gig before lockdown.
They have also recorded a tribute to that great Xmas film - National Lampoons' Christmas Vacation with their track - "Glitter Shitter".
The track "Surplus Population - Ode To Boris" is a tribute to Scrooge, or should I say Boris Johnson the UK Prime Minister.
This album also included post rock instrumentals - "F*ck The Rules This Christmas" and "Project Fear" and go back to the bands early influences including Sonic Youth and The Velvet Underground.
The album is released on 27th November 2020 and available on all digital platforms.
The Pocket Gods were originally discovered by the legendary DJ John Peel and even get name checked in his auto-biography Margrave Of The Marshes. Recent champions of the band include Huw Stephens from BBC Radio 1, Tom Robinson (2,4,6,8 Motorway) and Steve Lamacq.
They hold an official Guinness World Record (most tracks on an album) for their 100X30 series of albums (100 songs all 30 seconds long) which were written as a protest against lack of fair royalties for artists from streaming,
The band have their own award winning rockumentary Weird The Life And Times Of A Pocket God which is out now on Amazon Prime and has been recently nominated for a coveted Jean Luc Goddard award. The film is about the bands' 20 years of trying to make it to the big time and has been described as a cross between One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest and This Is Spinal Tap.