F YEAH: Pirate & Cobie / by Laurence


Well, here we go again. F Yeah blog number 2. If you haven't read my first blog (on Swim Good), you can right here. Thank you to everyone who did read it and the nice comments I received - it feels good that people do give a damn! I felt this next one had to go out as soon as possible, and it may be a bit short - but let's roll with it, shall we?

Pirate & Cobie

Pirate & Cobie Now, I'll put this out there: these won't be for everyone. But there's nothing in life that will please everyone. If you're into Bombay Bicycle Club, Two Door Cinema Club or Foals, take a look and check them out... I love stumbling across new bands - bands that you haven't heard about before but are a name on people's lips. This is certainly a case of that - and I wanted to quickly tell you about them. At the end of December last year (literally the final weekend), my friend (let's call her Captain B so she doesn't get all big headed and boastful but doesn't have a go at me for not mentioning her) was working at a small show in Brighton at a place called the Green Door Store (it rhymes and everything!). On the bill were a couple of bands - but the headline band were playing their last show due to their vocalist leaving for Brazil. This band were called Pirate & Cobie. The venue was lovely - go take a visit if you do get a chance, they have lots of free nights on. Plus Brighton is AMAZING. The support bands were really good and definitely warmed the crowd up, but tonight was all about the main band. I don't know whether it was the fact the crowd were filled with family and friends, or that a few Strawberry and Lime Rekorderligs taste so nice that they can make you enjoy a gig more, but you can't help but jig to these guys. This was the first time I had ever heard their stuff or seen them live - and I instantly knew this was a band I was well and truly into. The music was different, it all worked together well, and they certainly had a lot of talent. Here's their track Stay (which was a particular dancey track on the night - they even played it twice, with a conga in the encore!). Listen all the way through until the end, seriously: [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/28416693" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Pirate & Cobie, from Crawley, decided to call it a day and made this their final show. You can still enjoy a band after they've ended though, right? I haven't had a full chance to fully dive into their back catalogue (due to New Years' and work) - but you can right now on either their SoundCloud or their BandCamp. What I've heard so far is brilliant! They also have a Facebook page that you can visit and a website too! Maybe it's the fact that they reminded me of bands which have gone before them that I loved, or it was just the fun surroundings of a small quirky venue filled with people having a good time - they're blooming good. The guitars, the vocals, the breakdowns, the drums - it's all just the right mix. Alas, all is not lost! A few of the members have begun a new band called Bored Games! Take a look at their Facebook or give them a tweet (@BoredGamesBand) - you may fall in love with them as much as I did with these lot. They may be a band that you listen to every day, or a band you listen to once in a while, but, still, they're Pirate & bloomin' Cobie! I had never heard of them about a week or so ago, and now I listen to them a hell of a lot, and you should to! I'll leave you with an acoustic version of the track above (good, isn't it?): [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNLMo6iBX2s] Until next time!