The Wave Pictures – Announce New Album "A Season In Hull" And Share New Video

The Wave Pictures – Announce New Album "A Season In Hull" And Share New Video


Announce New Album A Season In Hull

Due out on Wymeswold Records on 12 February

Christmas Shows at The Lexington 20 + 21 December

Announce February UK Tour

WATCH Video for “Slick Black River From The Rain” – directed by Simon Harris

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. 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.



The band reveal the video for the first single “Slick Black River From the Rain“, directed by Simon Harris. Dave Tattersall says this about the song: “I am crazy about E Minor, specifically on the guitar. There are 3 main ways that you can play it on an electric guitar: open; barred on the 7th fret; or barred on the 12th fret. (On an acoustic guitar you usually just have the first two options). The 7th fret version is just the right colour for me. I write more songs in this key, and in this position, than in all the other keys put together. The reason is that it is my favourite! The 7th fret, guitar version of the E Minor chord has such a strong, evocative, pull to it. But if you play E Minor on a piano, it’s nothing special at all, just another minor chord. All the chords are equal on a piano, but a guitar contains magic chords. On a guitar some chord positions are much better than others. These are magic chords!”


Earlier in the 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.


The Wave Pictures return to The Lexington for three shows in two days. The band will (attempt to) play completely different sets for each show, including songs from their most recent album Great Big Flamingo Moon, as well as old classics, and new unreleased hits! Rocking support for all three shows comes from The Ramshackle Union Band. They are December 20th and 21st, with an all ages matinee on the 20th in addition to the evening show.
The Wave Pictures Christmas Shows:
Sun 20 Dec – The Lexington, London – matinee at 3pm (all ages)
Sun 20 Dec – The Lexington, London – 7.30pm
Mon 21 Dec – The Lexington London – 7.30pm


UK TOUR 2016:

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
Mon 22nd – Glasgow (UK) @ The Old Hairdressers
Tue 23rd – Glasgow (UK) @ The Old Hairdressers
Wed 24th – Edinburgh (UK) @ TBC
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


Tue 1st – Bexhill On Sea (UK) @ De La Warr Pavillion

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