About Pocketful

Pocketful is a band from Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2002 the trio emerged from the ashes of a long gone Swedish band. Three years later the debut CD, “Sparkling”, was released by a French label. In 2008 the band made a strong comeback with the 4-track EP, “A Sparrow’s Mind”, their first Ovanbeck release. Yet another EP, “Ambiguous Signs”, came out in February 2009. Later that year, the band released a download version of “Sparkling” – entitled “Sparkling Revisited” – featuring the band’s favourite tunes from the debut.

The latest release, a 6-track EP entitled “Late Night Call”, saw the light of day in December 2010. It was promoted by the first official Pocketful video, “I Don’t”, made by Joe Baker and Lindsey Wolkowicz.

The music of Pocketful is characterized by strong melodies, ambient textures, crisp guitars and groovy beats. It’s a musical landscape full of contrasts – acoustic and electronic elements combine, monotony interferes with variation, and brutality meets beauty. The unique Pocketful music compositions are created and performed by musicians Jerker Rellmark (vocals, keyboards and trumpet) and Johan Engström (guitars and keyboards), together with lyricist Joakim Gralén.

So relax, take a deep breath and enjoy your Pocketful favourites.

Discography
Released December 15th, 2010

Late Night Call

OR010002 / Digital / Album / 6 tracks

Late Night CallAbout “Late Night Call” is the long-awaited new EP from Swedish band Pocketful. Comprising of six new tracks, the trio describe it as their darkest, heaviest and most emotional work to date. On “Late Night Call” the intense Pocketful sound is more electronic and experimental than ever before, but the band still find plenty of room for their signature shimmering guitars and soaring trumpets.

Make no doubt, this is Pocketful’s most dazzling release to date and definitely aims straight for the listener’s heart.

Musicians
Johan Engström — Guitars
Joakim Gralén — Words on “Words”
Jerker Rellmark — Vocals, trumpet, keyboards, samples and additional guitars
Special Guest:
Therése Oresten — Vocals on “Late Night Call” and “Professional”

Produced by Pocketful
Mastering, artwork and additional engineering by Ivan Ivarsson

Released November 26th, 2009

Sparkling Revisited

OR09004 / Digital / EP / 4 tracks

Sparkling RevisitedAbout Sparkling Revisited is a downloadable selection of highlights from the Pocketful debut album from 2005, “Sparkling”. The four tracks mark the beginning of the unique, mellow Pocketful sound. “Don’t Know Much” and “Before the Bullfight” (David Sylvian cover, only available from ovanbeck.com) are both characterized by their sparse arrangements and haunting intimacy, whereas “Sparkling” and “Behind Thoughts (2001 Remix Version)” show more of the electronic approach that has become one of Pocketful’s trademarks.

Musicians featured on Sparkling Revisited:
Johan Engström – Guitars, samples and programming. Additional keyboards on ”Don’t Know Much”.
Jerker Rellmark – Vocals, samples and flugelhorn.
Andreas Carlsson – Bass on ”Before the Bullfight” and ”Don’t Know Much”
Anders Kwarnmark – Keyboards on ”Before the Bullfight” and ”Don’t Know Much”
Lars Källfelt – Drums on ”Before the Bullfight” and ”Don’t Know Much”
Jenny Berggren – Vocals on “Behind Thoughts (2001 Remix Version)”
Jan Rellmark – Trumpet on ”Don’t Know Much”

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Pocketful — Sparkling

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Pocketful — Behind Thoughts (2001 remix version)

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Released February 12th, 2009

Ambiguous Signs

OR09001 / Digital / EP / 6 tracks

Ambiguous SignsAbout Pocketful celebrate the arrival of 2009 with the release of the six-track EP “Ambiguous Signs”, the band’s second release on Ovanbeck Records. Pocketful fans will recognize the bitter-sweet, atmospheric sound in songs such as “Wrong” and “A Hint of What is Missing”, but the disco grooves in “Voices” also show that Pocketful are not afraid of introducing new influences in their music. Guests include vocalist Therése Oresten and trumpet player Jan Rellmark.

Written, recorded, produced and mixed by Pocketful. Voices mixed by Ivan Ivarsson. Mastered by Ivan Ivarsson.

Pocketful — A Hint Of What Is Missing

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Released April 3rd, 2008

A Sparrow’s Mind

OR08002 / Digital / EP / 4 tracks

Pocketful are back with a four-track EP. This is their first official release since the CD “Sparkling”, which came out in 2005. The songs stretch from the two guitar driven tracks, “A Sparrow’s Mind” and “Desire”, via the beautiful and laid-back duet “The Final Song” (featuring Therese Oresten on vocals) to the slow, ambient piece “She Won’t Steal My Thoughts Tonight” . These four songs bring you all the ingredients that characterize the Pocketful sound – the strong melodies, the groovy beats, and the melancholic atmosphere.

Written, recorded, produced and mixed by Pocketful. Mastered by Ivan Ivarsson.

Latest news
August 3rd, 2011

“Late Night Call” Reviewed by Musical Musings and Opinions »

The Pocketful EP gets 83/100!

June 6th, 2011

Pocketful “Late Night Call” – New Video! »

Steven Itano Wasserman’s video for “Late Night Call” is out now!

April 10th, 2011

Pocketful “Extract” – New Video! »

The second video from “Late Night Call” is out now!

March 22nd, 2011

“Late Night Call” Reviewed by DPRP.net »

“Another step in the right direction”, says Gert Hulshof.

January 25th, 2011

“Late Night Call” available on iTunes »

Yet another Pocketful release on iTunes.

December 20th, 2010

“Late Night Call” is more than OK »

“Late Night Call” is back online ready for you to enjoy.

December 18th, 2010

Problem with “Late Night Call” »

Some corrupt files in the “Late Night Call” release have been found.

December 1st, 2010

Pocketful “I Don’t” – New Video Out Now! »

“I Don’t” is taken from the forthcoming Pocketful EP, “Late Night Call”, which will be released on December 15. Video by Joe Baker and Lindsey Wolkowicz.

November 27th, 2010

Pocketful Review by DPRP »

In-depth analysis of the Pocketful sound by Dutch music site

September 17th, 2010

We are now on Spotify »

Start Spotify and turn on some of our great music.

March 24th, 2010

Sparkling reviewed by Progwereld.org »

Pocketful’s ep Sparkling has been reviewed.

December 16th, 2009

Ovanbeck on Gogoyoko »

Get the Ovanbeck music from Gogoyoko.

December 16th, 2009

Sparkling »

Free download from the EP Sparkling Revisited by Pocketful.

December 16th, 2009

Sparkling Revisited is out now! »

Pocketful has released the EP Sparkling Revisited.

August 18th, 2009

Free song by Pocketful “Nobody Knows” »

Pocketful Evergreens – A Collection of Demo Recordings #5

June 16th, 2009

Free song by Pocketful “And Once Again” »

Pocketful Evergreens – A Collection of Demo Recordings #4

May 11th, 2009

Free song by Pocketful “Keep the Engine Running” »

This is the third free demo song released from Pocketful’s vault of evergreens.

April 29th, 2009

Progressor review of Pocketful’s Ambiguous Signs »

ProgressoR has written a great review of Pocketful’s latest EP Ambiguous Signs. 4 out of 5 is the verdict.

February 22nd, 2009

Ambiguous Signs now on iTunes »

You can now get Pocketfuls Ambiguous Signs on iTunes.

February 12th, 2009

“Ambiguous Signs” new ep by Pocketful »

Today we release the brand new ep from Pocketful, Ambiguous Signs.

February 8th, 2009

New music this week by Pocketful »

This week Pocketful will release their new ep. Here you can have a listen.

January 12th, 2009

New year equals new music »

Welcome to a New Year here at Ovanbeck Records. Everybody is working hard so we can give you this years first release.

November 3rd, 2008

The november update »

As autumn slowly turns to winter up here in the north we are working harder then ever on upcoming releases from Pocketful, Sissy Ven and Heiko.

June 23rd, 2008

Great review of A Sparrow’s Mind »

Pocketful’s “A Sparrow’s Mind” have got a great review at atraktos.net.

June 16th, 2008

A Sparrow’s Mind on iTunes »

Now you can listen and buy Pocketful’s “A Sparrow’s Mind” on iTunes.

May 14th, 2008

A smorgasbord of music awaits »

We are looking forward on summer releases from Johnny & Buck, Pocketful, Heiko and maybe some Sissy Ven glitch/pop?

May 6th, 2008

Pocketful on planetnerve8.com »

The Final Song by Pocketful was included on the podcast from planetnerve8.com.

April 3rd, 2008

Pocketful’s first release »

Ovanbeck Records is proud to announce that Pocketful´s new EP A Sparrow´s Mind is now available.

February 28th, 2008

Soon new EP by Pocketful »

We are proud to announce that Pocketful will release their brand new EP “A Sparrow’s Mind” in the beginning of April.

Free songs
December 16th, 2009

Sparkling »

Free download from the EP Sparkling Revisited by Pocketful.

August 18th, 2009

Free song by Pocketful “Nobody Knows” »

Pocketful Evergreens – A Collection of Demo Recordings #5

June 16th, 2009

Free song by Pocketful “And Once Again” »

Pocketful Evergreens – A Collection of Demo Recordings #4

May 11th, 2009

Free song by Pocketful “Keep the Engine Running” »

This is the third free demo song released from Pocketful’s vault of evergreens.