December 12, 2007
Indie pop, alternative pop/rock

"Poptunes" is a song by British indie pop band The Seymours. It was released on December 6, 2007 and peaked at #1 in the UK charts. The title is a reference to the Public Image Ltd. song "Poptones".

The b-side "Anorexic Beauty" was demoed during the Seymours sessions but never made it further than the version presented here, tenderly sung by guitarist Mat Gilbert and bassist Twiggy Pop. "Rubber Band" is a more experimental track in the vein of the songs featured on The Holocaust EP.

"Poptunes" is, along with "Stylorouge", The Seymours' most successful single chart-wise. It reached #1 in the UK and Canada and #3 in the US while landing somewhere among the top twenty in other regions. It also peaked at #1 in the World charts, a first for the band.

The Japanese reissue was released a week after the original single and omitted the b-sides in favour for live tracks recorded at Midwinter Mashfest. These remain the only official live tracks ever released by The Seymours.

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Ian Picholl, Carl Pinchbeck and Mat Gilbert.


  1. "Poptunes" - 3:15
  2. "Anorexic Beauty" (demo) (Picholl) - 2:59
    • Lead vocals: Mat Gilbert and Twiggy Pop
  3. "Rubber Band" (Picholl, Pinchbeck) - 4:48

Japanese CD (reissue)Edit


Japanese "Poptunes" EP.

  1. "Poptunes" - 3:15
  2. "Poptunes" (live) - 3:05
  3. "The Boy with the Hole in His Hand" (live) - 2:27
  4. "Oh No, Not You Again" (live) - 3:16
  5. "Downers" (live) - 4:03

The Seymours (edit)
Ian Picholl · Mat Gilbert · Simon Gunn · Twiggy Pop · Carl Pinchbeck · Timo Sirviö
Albums: A Mutually Faithful... · The Seymours · Untitled third studio release
Extended plays: Take Us to Your Planet · The Holocaust EP
Singles: "My Girlfriend & Caligula" · "Superior of the Species" · "Popsicle" · "Downers" · "Oh No, Not You Again" · "Emmerdale" · "Swallow" · "I Say I Deserve Better Than This" · "Poptunes" · "Le Responsible" · "This Is Not Love, Dear" · "Sally Go 'Round the Roses" · "Life's a Gas" · "Trash" · "Stylorouge"
Related articles: Discography

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