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Rams' pocket radio


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"Live Review 2009"

If TuNeYaRdS succeed in creating an atmosphere of playful creativity, Rams’ Pocket Radio shatter it with a sense of high melodrama, piano and bass swelling up on a crest of drums and sweeping guitar. Peter McCauley’s intimate song writing clashes with the bombastic arrangements of the songs, with all the drama playing out on the stage. In a sense, whilst Rams’ Pocket Radio are adept at projecting a full-on performance, perhaps some of the most affecting moments come when they ease off a little, and let the emotional core of the songs shine through. Perhaps this wouldn’t have worked in this context, but it speaks volumes that the young songwriter is called back for an encore at the end of the evening, and sits down on his own behind the piano, baring his soul one more time.

It would seem that this particular radio has an absolutely perfect connection.
- BBC online

"Festival review 2010"

Opening with a mammoth rendition of recent single, 'Dieter Rams Has Got The Pocket Radios', they play with fervent confidence
and unrivaled modesty. They set an early benchmark for themselves, which is constantly bettered with every track that they play. - BBC online

"Live review 2010"

In terms of originality, style and melodic sophistication, Rams' Pocket Radio are in a league a million miles away from their peers. With an enormous sound, and a rapidly growing fan base, small venues will not contain them for much longer. Their talent is undeniable, and their ascent to greatness will be unstoppable. - BBC online


'Dieter Rams has got the pocket radios' + Bside - online release - June 2010 through boutique label, Pencil Renaissance.

'1+2' as part of Oh Yeah Contenders Album - online/physical release - September 2010



RAMS' POCKET RADIO is Peter McCauley, a drummer, pianist and songwriter from Lisburn, Northern Ireland.  Unfettered personal expression is the focus, and with the timeless works of the 1950's product designer Dieter Rams  in mind; purity, simplicity and longevity are the first concerns.

Live, Peter is joined by friends to create an intense live experience. During a year of its' existence, the band has performed extensively throughout Northern Ireland playing a variety of well attended performances and performing with artists such as Mr Hudson, Iain Archer, Duke Special and Tuneyards. Early in it's existence, the band picked up an award during the City of Lisburn Council, Music Quest competition, and was positioned in the exclusive Hotpress 'Hot for 2010' list in February. Rams' pocket radio has gathered a volume of positive reviews and has recieved airplay locally and nationally, this includes two Radio 1 NI live sessions and selection for the prestigious BBC 6 Music 'Introducing' podcast with Tom Robinson.


Rams' pocket radio was selected among several other bands by a music industry panel to record a track for the 'OhYeah Contenders Compilation' This was released in September 2010 and is available on itunes.

Earlier this year, the single, 'Dieter Rams has got the pocket radios' was released through boutique label, 'Pencil Renaissance' in June 2010 available on itunes.

The band have been chosen to support Darwin Deez on 3 Irish dates of his tour in November 2010.


"...about to scare the ******* out of every other piano based band on the planet"
-Tom Robinson, BBC 6 music

“Truly remarkable, truly epic... a great name and a great band”
- Rory McConnell, BBC Radio 1

“Rams’ pocket radio is an artist of verve and versatility, keep this frequency clear”
- Francis Jones, AU magasine

“...a sense of high melodrama, piano and bass swelling up on a crest of drums and sweeping guitar... an absolutely perfect connection.”
- Steven Rainey, BBC

“..you'd be forgiven for thinking they've been on the live circuit for years."
- Edwin McFee, Hotpress, Hot for 2010 list