The Picturebooks are a blues-soaked German duo consisting of Fynn Claus Grabke (vocals/guitar) and Philipp Mirtschink (drums). Recently signed to the highly regarded LA psych/stoner imprint Riding Easy, they released their first album for the label, entitled ‘Imaginary Horse’, in late 2014 in the US and are currently on an extensive UK tour with The Answer to promote the forthcoming UK release of the record.
Recorded in the same garage where they regularly refurbish and repair motorcycles and choppers (both are enthusiastic bikers), ‘Imaginary Horse’ captures a raw, rich and real energy befitting the room’s natural reverb, industrial aura and spiritual spark. More importantly, it has begun to rev up the boys’ career.
Premiered by Noisey, a video for the first single from the album, ‘Your Kisses Burn Like Fire’ is a sweaty,
boot-stomping affair featuring a growling Grabke, a driving backbone via Mirtschink….and some beautiful scenery. It can be seen here:
photos are available on request.
The Picturebooks commenced their UK tour with The Answer on 9th March. The following dates remain:
13.03 GLASGOW – The Garage
14.03 NEWCASTLE – Riverside
16.03 GRIMSBY – Yardbirds
17.03 LIVERPOOL – Arts Club
18.03 SOUTHEND – Chinnery’s
19.03 NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
20.03 BIRMINGHAM – Institute Library
21.03 SHEFFIELD – Corporation
23.03 NORWICH – Waterfront
24.03 BRISTOL – Thekla
25.03 BRIGHTON – Concorde 2
26.03 LONDON – O2 Academy Islington
27.03 EXETER – Grove
28.03 SOUTHAMPTON – 1865