Today’s song is “Deep Fake (Ft. Kevee Lynch)” by The Pocket Gods.
Since their immaculate misconception in 1997, The Pocket Gods have released 67 album and 23 EPs taking in various styles from indie-pop to prog rock, to psychedelic country. Along the way, they were discovered from indie label obscurity by the late John Peel who even name-checks them in his autobiography Margrave Of The Marshes.
More recently they have been championed by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 and Tom Robinson from BBC Radio 6 for whom they played a live session for a few years back.
Musically it’s a psychedelic mash-up of country, pop, break-beats, and indie-pop – think the Byrds meets, Beck and The Beatles on a road trip in a Transit van owned by The Fall. It also features narration from broadcasting legend Howard Hughes and special guests Grae J Wall, Paul Jones & Terry Keating.
The band also have their own movie out now on Amazon Prime called Weird The Life And Times Of A Pocket God – which explores their 21 years of indie non-existence and the history of their 30 second song idea! The film also explores frontman Mark Christopher Lee’s battle with mental health issues culminating in a recent suicide attempt. The film has been described as Spinal Tap meets One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.
On this track, the guys teamed up with punk poet Kevee Lynch. Lynch is an up and coming punk poet and been described as the UK’s Henry Rollins. Kevee’s latest single made the official New Punk Tracks and Punk Unleashed playlists on Spotify.
This track will appeal to any fan of pop-punk. It channels the spirit of Jonathan Richman, Iggy Pop & The Ramones with its poppy and repetitive choruses.