Wave Pictures return

WYMESWOLD’S Wave Pictures are set to return with a new album, Beer In the Breakers, on April 18.
The album has been produced by their friend and frequent collaborator Darren Hayman of Hefner and was recorded entirely live in one day at Hayman’s house in Walthamstow.
Singer David Tattersal said of the recording “We’d been enjoying playing together live more than ever on recent tours and simply wanted to record the band the way it sounds these days.
“When you do things live, you obviously sacrifice perfection in the hope that instead you will capture these kind of strange and glorious spontaneous moments that musicians create together, that no one could do on their own, and that you can only get with live performance.
“It was probably the happiest record experience we have ever had.”

Wave Pictures festival Q&A

WYMESWOLD’S The Wave Pictures have carried out a Q&A ahead of their appearance at this year’s Summer Sundae festival in Leicester –

Q) Summer Sundae Weekender kicks off in August. What’s your favourite thing about summer festivals?
A) Getting to see loads of your favourite bands for freeeee!
Q) What can we expect from your show?
A) Lots of sweat, a little bit of dancing and at least one check shirt.
Q) Summer Sundae is renowned for showcasing emerging talent. Which new band are you most looking forward to catching?
A) Looking forward to seeing Fool’s Gold. I’ve heard a lot of good things about them…
Q) The festival has also been graced by legends like Patti Smith, Billy Bragg and Chrissie Hynde. What’s your fondest festival memory?
A) We had such a splendid time at the first ever End of the Road festival in Dorset. Watching Josh Ritter cast the field into total silence was incredible.
Q) The festival turns 10 this year, how did you celebrate your 10th birthday?
A) I probably had some friends round to eat cake and watch a crap video.

Wave Pictures new album

WYMESWOLD band The Wave Pictures have released a limited new album, Susan Rode The Cyclone.
The 10-track LP will be a limited release, with only 750 copies available worldwide on white vinyl and mp3 download.
A band spokesman said: “The Wave Pictures do not tire of playing their contagious cheek on whatever stage allows them to do so, in fact they make the most of the quiet moments between tour and tour to go into the studio and come out with a collection of cheeky and playful songs in which folk and pop come together in completely naturally.”
To mark the release, the group will be playing dates in Germany and Austria, as well as playing the Italian gigs cancelled due to the recent volcanic ash disruption.
A further release, the Sweetheart EP, is set for a June release alongside UK tour dates.

Icelandic Volcano scuppers tour

THE mighty Eyjafjallajokull volcano has forced local band the Wave Pictures to cancel their European tour dates.
A spokesman for the Wymeswold band, who were due to play
Milan, Pordenone, Pescara, Ravenna, Molfetta and Ferrarain Italy this month, said: “Very regrettably, The Wave Pictures Italian tour has been cancelled due to transport problems caused by the Icelandic volcano.
“We hope to have new tour dates soon.”
Meanwhile Basement Jaxx, whose Felix Buxton went to school in Loughborough, are trapped in Dubai after their flights were cancelled following a Middle Eastern gig.
According to reports, the dance act have been deep-sea fishing, played golf and have been to the Royal Mirage hotel.

Albums Of The Year nearly here

YULE have been mad not to have noticed that, in the words of Shakin’ Stevens: “‘Tis the season.”
As my Christmas present to you, tomorrow I’ll unveil my Top 10 Albums Of The Year 2009, revealing who is following in the footsteps of acts behind previous Albums Of The Year such as System Of A Down, Portishead, The Libertines, The Beatles and Arcade Fire.
You’ll also find out if anyone can join Biffy Clyro as double winners – groups in the running this year include Prodigy, Acoustic Ladyland, Mr Hudson, Maccabees and Jamie T, while Biffy Clyro themselves could make it a record three Albums Of The Year with Only Revolutions.
Plus there’s local interest too – both Late Of The Pier and Young Knives made the top 10 for 2008, and this year Kerfuffle, Kelpe and Wave Pictures have had albums out, and Mr Hudson’s drummer, Wilkie Wilkinson, is from Loughborough too!
You’ll also have your chance to vote which of my shortlist should be crowned Isaac Ashe’s Sound Advice Album Of The Year, which last year was awarded to Portishead’s Third.
The vote runs until midnight on New Year’s Eve.
So until then, let me take this chance to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Wave Pictures on the Brinks

HERMAN Dune’s Stanley Brinks has teamed up with Wymeswold band The Wave Pictures for his new solo single.
“Cowboy indie” track End Of The World, released on December 14, is the first taster of new album Stanley Brinks And The Wave Pictures, which is due for release next January.
A spokesman for the Hawaiian shirt-clad singer songwriter said: “The former member of French/Swedish anti-folk trio Herman Dune Stanley Brinks released his debut solo album Dank U last year.
“This time, alongside The Wave Pictures, Stan’s simple, memorable lyrics come punctuated by the unlikely guitar shredding of Dave Tattersall and is pushed along with the skiffling beats of rhythm section Jonny Helm and Franic Rozycki.”