Now, they are officially launching ‘Refraction’ in real life at the Night Cat Fitzroy on April 9, 2021.
The ‘Refraction’ launch will feature CD, merch and download bundles on offer as part of admission prices—a first for Pickpocket—so it’s a great chance to get your hands on sweet apparel and to experience Refraction in its entirety live. Pickpocket will be stepping out of ‘jazz club mode’ into full funk hi-end audio flight that’ll move some air, so book now.
Featuring 7 tracks that take the listener on a journey from the 80’s funk sounds of the singles Bootstomp and How ‘Bout it?, to the Prince inspired vocal collaboration with Sydney based artist Sam Joole on Love Again, and even touching on some Dub/RnB vibes with their environmentally themed closer Oceanism.
Whilst the majority of the recordings were completed in Melbourne in 2019, the final mixes arrived in early 2020 from Jason Kingsland (USA) who has also worked with acts such as Forq, The Kaiser Chiefs and Belle and Sebastian.