THE WAVE PICTURES share ‘The Fire Alarm’ video + new UK live dates, inc. London and Brighton headline shows‏

March 19, 2015



New digital single “The Fire Alarm” to be released on 4th May

Taken from album Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon, out now on Moshi Moshi

Unveil “The Fire Alarm” video

Announce new UK live dates

The next single from The Wave Pictures’ stupendous new album Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon is live favourite and footstomping treat, “The Fire Alarm”. The whole album was co-written and produced by Billy Childish, lending his garage credentials to Dave Tattersall’s absurdist wit. The band rip through the song, settling in to a heavy, sludgy, groove, stopping for a terrific guitar solo and finishing by singing “The Fire Alarm” on repeat, as if it is an actual fire alarm. Get out of there! As David Tattersall explains; “It’s the end of the world and we’re rocking out!” Watch the video below…

The Wave Pictures – The Fire Alarm

Directors Hot Gulp say of the video, “It was inspired by a Death Cab for Cutie video which see Lance Bangs ejected from a gig and running round backstage, we had the idea of three people trying repeatedly to get into a Wave Pictures concert but their efforts being thwarted by an over zealous bouncer. It was a kind of Tom and Jerry set up with the attempts becoming more and more far fetched..”

The band have also announced two headline shows in June, along withCloudspotting and Green Man festivals this summer:

Thursday 18th June – LONDON – Dome Tufnell Park
Saturday 27th June – BRIGHTON – Green Door Store

Friday 24th to Saturday 26th July – GISBURN – Cloudspotting Festival
Thursday 20 August – Sunday 23 August – POWYS – Green Man Festival
Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon has been embraced by the critics, with the Independent on Sunday calling it “their best work to date” and Record Collector calling it; “a set of great songs, arranged and performed superbly and highly recommended.” The Wave Pictures have just come off their biggest ever, sold-out UK tour and appeared at the 6 Music Festival in Newcastle.
Their prolific songwriting has not let up one bit but the collaboration with Billy Childish has breathed new life in to The Wave Pictures (Jonny Helm, Dave Tattersall and Franic Rozycki), who have consistently produced excellent records since forming as teenagers in 1998. The album was recorded entirely using Billy Childish’s equipment, including his 60s Selmer amps, a 60s drum kit and his rocket-ship shaped guitars. Billy helped to bring out a different side to The Wave Pictures and inject a renewed enthusiasm to the recording process. Tattersall said that he; “was a joy to work with and we love the record. It was the most fun we’ve ever had making a record and to us it’s the most exciting sounding thing we’ve ever done.”

Praise for Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon:

“mighty fine” Mojo 4*s
“Probably the closest anyone has come to capturing the 40-year-old virgin spirit of the seminal Modern Lovers album.” Uncut 8/10
“A set of great songs, arranged and performed superbly and highly recommended.” Record Collector 4*s

“Their excellent new record is full of their trademark absurd wit.” The Independent

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