‘Come To The Bar’, the first single from Pete And The Pirates new album ‘One Thousand Pictures’ is officially out today! To mark the occasion they’re doing a live session tonight with Marc Riley on BBC6, tune in at 7pm…

Heres some reviews:

Sunday Times ‘The hottest downloads’
‘The Reading band return with a slice of quirky synth-led minimalism’

The Guardian Guide
‘Singer Tom Sanders’s vocals are loaded with charm- no America accent for him, you can practically smell the Thames on every word- the music is intricately surreal, while the song itself is a winning celebration of booze-based time wasting. Cheers.’

Time Out
If Pete And The Pirates ‘Come On Feet’ and ‘Knots’ didn’t put a fizz back in your veins, theres a good chance that you’re not mortal. Here the Reading band revive their ruffled, warm-hearted indie pop with a fibulator-like touch, applying Toytown synths to a song that sounds like late ’70s Bowie playing the Barfly. The B-side is just as good.

Artrocker 4 stars
‘On evidence Pete And The Pirates in 2011 are in pretty good shape, raising the curtain with Devo-style robocool then repeating the hugely catchy chorus until it swirls down the plughole in a wave of psychedelia. Welcome back, me hearties!’

Zane Lowe’s ‘hottest record’ BBC1 (19th January)