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Grand Pocket Orchestra

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | INDIE

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | INDIE
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Art-Pop Messers Grand Pocket Orchestra have spent the last 3 years touring all over Europe, the UK and Ireland, also playing shows in North America and Canada .. They released their critically acclaimed debut album 'The Ice Cream' in August 2010.

Live, expect Glockenspiel based injuries, possible flashes of male genitalia and a show the Swiss press are calling 'Absolutely knackig (sic) and quite unorthodox'.

What people said about 'The Ice Cream'

"One of the most emotive albums I've heard in a long time, conjuring an unexpected trinity of joy, rage and uneasiness in equal measure..... The ice cream is a bewildering, experimental, vicious little gem of a record."
Hot Press

"The opening track immediately grabs your attention, shakes you violently awake and lets you know what you’re in for. And what a jam-packed 36 minute journey it is. 18 tracks of high energy, synth-fueled music mayhem later, you’ll press play again, to see what you missed first time around."
State.ie

"The album induces a heady lust for summer...... the evolution of GPO from attention-grabbers with unlikely potential to real contenders to get excited about is complete."
Au Magazine

"'The Ice Cream' is decked with all manner of prettiness, like glockenspiels and hearty melodies, but there's surprises and barbs sprinkled just as liberally.... there's more tunes and ideas on here than most bands can muster in a career."
Rough Trade

“Dazzled Baroque pop… Dublin’s foremost toy pop micro symphony”
Totally Dublin - Breaking Tunes


Discography

2010 - The Ice Cream (Popical Island)
http://soundcloud.com/grandpocketorchestra/sets/the-ice-cream/

2012 - Ronald & Sylma (Popical Island)
http://soundcloud.com/grandpocketorchestra/sets/ronald-sylma/

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Multi-instrumentalists and singers to a man (including our girl), We're able to play most instruments going and the carrot (and presumably any other root vegetable) and muster up happy Fisher Price Pop songs about sad things with the intention of making the awful seem not so bad. We are Grand Pocket Orchestra and we are yours for the taking.