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Frailly-sung, almost-pop songs that embrace the beauty of transience and imperfection. MOJO ****
Resin Pockets’ sometimes rough and rustic nature belies the grace and beauty in Jones’ deceptively casual songs.  Uncut 8/10
More than purely hindsight, Resin Pockets carries the bittersweet sting of ephemerality, the awareness that today’s smallest moments can accrue the mass of significance to form tomorrow’s nostalgia. WIRE

Celebrating the release of their first album in ten years, Resin Pockets, Matt Jones’ Crescent has shared a new video featuring the first live performances of ‘Get Yourself Tidy’ and ‘AC30’. Watch it now HERE.

The new film, directed by Lisa Brook and Michal William, finds Jones and collaborators from the same Revolver Records scene that bred his and so much other work, performing the pair of songs within their local environment and at their intimate best.

All nine songs on Resin Pockets were recorded both indoors and outdoors, in everyday spaces. Matt predominantly performed the album, in collaboration with his brother Sam on drums, tambourine and ‘lookout’, though some other familiar faces appear, too: Kate Wright of Movietone is part of the evening chorus that closes “Roman Roads”; Lisa Brook and Michal William of Headfall are there, too, huffing away on melodicas.

Listen to Resin Pockets in full on streaming services HERE
Buy Resin Pockets HERE
Watch the video for ‘Get Yourself Tidy’ HERE
Watch the video for ‘Impressions’ HERE

Jones’s community, of course, crested the wave of home-recorded pop and experiment that erupted in Bristol during the mid-to-late 1990s. Centred, to some degree, around Bristol’s Revolver Records, a store recently hymned by author Richard King in his elegiac Original Rockers, the key operatives of this loose ‘scene’ – flying saucer attack, Movietone, Third Eye Foundation, Amp, Foehn, most of whom released records on King’s independent label, Planet – made a virtue of necessity, recording in bedsits, on four-tracks, onto cassettes, with often improvised and jerry-rigged equipment. It was unassuming music that offered exploratory listeners a quiet revolution. Crescent were central to this scene, releasing some of its finest records, from the thorny thickets of noise-rock on their debut, 1996’s Now, to the murky dub experiments of 1997’s Electronic Sound Constructions, through to the distressed, evocative song surfaces of 2003’s By The Roads & The Fields and 2007’s Little Waves.

Resin Pockets is out now on standard 12” vinyl, CD and digitally on Geographic Music.

Resin Pockets album artwork

Resin Pockets tracklist

Get Yourself Tidy
I’m Not Awake
Willow Pattern
Lightbulbs in The Trees
Roman Roads

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