THE WAVE PICTURES
Reveal “A Season in Hull”
Title Track From New Vinyl Only Album Out on 12 February
Listen to “A Season in Hull” (below)
Sat 30th – London (UK) @ The Union Chapel, Daylight Music from 12pm “The Hangover Lounge Lost Weekend”
Wed 17th – Cambridge (UK) @ The Portland Arms
Thu 18th – Brighton (UK) @ Green Door Store
Fri 19th – York (UK) @ The Crescent
Sat 20th – Wakefield (UK) @ Unity Works
Sun 21st – Newcastle (UK) @ The Cumberland Arms
Tue 23rd – Glasgow (UK) @ The Old Hairdressers
Wed 24th – Edinburgh (UK) @ Sneaky Pete’s
Thu 25th – Manchester (UK) @ Night And Day
Fri 26th – Nottingham (UK) @ Spanky Van Dykes
Sat 27th – Chester (UK) @ Telfords Warehouse
Sun 28th – Cardiff (UK) @ The Moon Club
Mon 29th – Bristol (UK) @ Start The Bus
“A Season in Hull” is the new single to be taken from the album of the same name by The Wave Pictures, which is due out on 12 February. Premiered on Q today, Singer and guitarist Dave Tattersall describes the track:“This song reminds me of Get Carter, a film that I like very much. There’s nothing in the lyric that refers to Get Carter, though.”
The band play an afternoon gig at The Union Chapel on the afternoon of Saturday 30 January for Daylight Music as part of The Hangover Lounge’s Lost Weekend. They will then embark on a nationwide tour in February.
The Wave Pictures return with a brand new, vinyl only album called A Season in Hull, due out on 12 February on their own label Wymeswold Records. The album was recorded on acoustic guitars in one room, with a bunch of their friends, live in to one microphone on singer Dave Tattersall’s birthday, January 28th, 2015 at Soup Studio, Limehouse in East London. The songs were written as quickly as possible and the recording captures that specific moment in all its spontaneous, thrilling and immediate glory. As Tattersall elaborates: “That’s what this is – a one-microphone happy birthday recording.”
Last year The Wave Pictures (Jonny Helm, Dave Tattersall and Franic Rozycki) released Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon, their critically acclaimed collaboration with Billy Childish. They cemented their reputation as one of Britain’s most beloved and exciting live bands around with a sold out gig at London’s legendary 100 Club, their biggest headline show to date at The Tufnell Park Dome and an astonishingly heartwarming performance headlining the Garden Stage at The Green Man Festival.
Dave Tattersall explains more about A Season in Hull:
Darren Hayman suggested to me that The Wave Pictures make an album with one microphone. Everybody together in one room playing live into one microphone. You get the picture right once and you capture it. No mixing later. The idea appealed to me enormously. It’s a really beautiful sound, the one microphone sound. The results tend to be mysterious and lively, and it’s a very romantic way to record, too. It’s how Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys did it, after all (and that’s how bluegrass music destroyed John Fahey’s life).
Thanks, then, are due to Darren for the idea and to Giles Barrett and Simon Trought for pulling it off. Thanks also to Paul at the Adelphi. The Wave Pictures always have a good time when we visit Hull.
This album is dedicated to the memory of Blind Owl Wilson.
Watch video for “Slick Black River From The Rain” here: