They don’t know this of course (well, not till they read this) but I’m sort of very proud of The Wave Pictures. Before landing in Sheffield I lived in a little village outside Loughborough, Shepshed (no, you won’t have) and growing up there was very little in the way of cool music that came from the fair county of Leicestershire. Shawaddywaddy didn’t really do it for me, despite my attending their nightclub in the local village on occasion, and I was way too uncool to have heard of PO!, Crazyhead and Diesel Park West were never quite as good as I wanted, so it’s been left to the equally brilliant Wave Pictures (about equidistant the other side of Loughborough) and The Young Knives to fly the local flag (I know I’m missing out loads of brilliant Leicester bands here, but bear with me – I had a fairly drab and unadventurous upbringing), and show we can be cool and make brilliant music, us Leicestershire boys.
And so The Wave Pictures return with ‘Jim’, a new song from the first of two albums they’re set to release this year, Brushes With Happiness (which will be followed by Look Inside Your Heart in October) out on 22nd June via Moshi Moshi. Its a slow blues, largely stripped back and gritty, with Dave Tattersalls engaging and familiar warble recalling Jim’s tale.
Check it out, here
You can catch them on tour in June (see dates below).
June Tour Dates:
14 EDINBURGH – SNEAKY PETE’S
15 GLASGOW – CCA
16 NEWCASTLE – CLUNY 2
17 MANCHESTER – DEAF INSTITUTE
18 NOTTINGHAM – THE MAZE
19 CARDIFF – CLWB IFOR BACH
20 BRIGHTON – KOMEDIA
21 BIRMINGHAM – HARE AND HOUNDS
22 LANCASTER – THE YORKSHIRE HOUSE
23 CAMBRIDGE – STOREYS FIELD CENTRE
24 SHEFFIELD – PICTURE HOUSE
25 BRISTOL – THE FLEECE
26 OXFORD – THE JERICHO TAVERN