The Wave Pictures Share video for new single “Shelly” – UK tour starts 18 January – London Koko show on 21 February

January 8, 2019
Photo credit Michael Rozycki

The Wave Pictures Share video for new single “Shelly”

New album Look Inside Your Heart out now via Moshi Moshi

UK Tour in Jan/Feb

18 Jan – Edinburgh (UK) @ Summerhall

19 Jan – Glasgow (UK) @ CCA Saramago Cafe Bar

20 Jan – Newcastle (UK) @ Cobalt Studios

21 Jan – Leeds (UK) @ Brudenell Social Club

24 Jan – Cambridge @ The Portland Arms

25 Jan – Nottingham @ The Boat Club

26 Jan – Brighton @ The Prince Albert (matinee and evening shows)

27 Jan – Guildford (UK) @ The Boiler Room

28 Jan – Oxford (UK) @ The Jericho Tavern

29 Jan – Bristol (UK) @ Exchange

30 Jan – Birmingham (UK) @ Hare and Hounds

31 Jan – Chester (UK) @ Telford’s Warehouse

1 Feb – Manchester (UK) @ Soup Kitchen

2 Feb – Cardiff (UK) @ Clwb Ifor Bach

21 Feb – London (UK) @ Koko

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The Wave Pictures are delighted to share the video for their new single “Shelly, which is taken from their recent album Look Inside Your Heart (out now via Moshi Moshi).

Singer and guitarist Dave Tattersall describes the track as, “A love song in the laid back style of late 70s Grateful Dead only with even better lyrics.” You can watch the video here or over at Clash magazine. The video was shot in Bethnal Green, London by Fraser Watson (who also shot the last single “Roosevelt Sykes“). Dave explains further; “Inspired by the dress sense of Queen, after watching ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ while on tour in Germany, we decided to go as glamorous as The Wave Pictures are able. The results speak for themselves. As if the suits and sequins weren’t enough, we were lucky that Holly Holden was able to attend the video shoot to add some genuine class, both fashion-wise and singing her backing vocal parts as on the recording.”

 The video features Holly Holden, who sang backing vocals on the song (and various other tracks on the album including “Look Inside Your Heart” and “Hazy Moon”.) Holly said of the experience, “It was a huge pleasure to be invited to sing on the record and live out all my rock and roll backing vocalist dreams. The Booze Cube is one of my favourite places to record, it’s like singing in a living room full of friends after an evening at the pub.”

Watch video for “Shelly” here: 

The band will be embarking on a full UK tour in January and February, including their rescheduled London date at Koko on 21 February. Look Inside Your Heart was The Wave Pictures second release of 2018, following Brushes With Happiness in the summer.

A warm, joyous record celebrating friendship, happiness and drunken party times, the album received critical acclaim from Uncut magazine who gave them a full page lead review calling it; “literate, self-depreciating and a little neurotic; a supremely English blues, spliced with the fire of garage-rock, the wit of ’80s indie, the jagged propulsion of Television and a touch of British folk.” Mojo called it; “loose, convivial and wide-ranging.”

Look Inside Your Heart was recorded late at night whilst inebriated back at the tiny Booze Cube Studio in Stoke Newington, live to reel-to-reel tape with no computers of any kind. The album is peppered with giggles and chatter, which adds a sense of spontaneity and place. As singer and guitarist Dave Tattersall explains: ”Look Inside Your Heart is intended as a rallying cry in the war against the machines; while a computer may have beaten world-champion human being Lee Sedol at Go, a machine could never have made music as joyful, spontaneous, happy, poetic, broken and rambunctious as this. Look Inside Your Heart is a bullet in the face of all pop-poseurs and robot wannabes, a die-hard continuation of the vulnerable rebel tradition of rock and roll music, a vibrant work of outsider art and a masterpiece of electric folk.” 

Twenty years after forming in Wymeswold, Leicestershire as teenagers, The Wave Pictures have gone on to be one of the UK’s most prolific and beloved bands. Fond of classic rock, jazz and blues, they are also one of the most accomplished, with Tattersall’s guitar solos becoming the stuff of legend. They have collaborated with varying bright stars of the musical firmament, such as last year’s rock’n’roll surf-garage-rock project with Charles Watson from Slow Club, as new band The Surfing Magazines, or their ongoing partnership with ex-Herman Dune member Stanley Brinks, or the very close partnership withBilly Childish for 2015’s Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon. They first experimented with recording an album all in one go, straight to tape with 2016’s acoustic A Season In Hull. They took the concept further with Brushes With Happiness, making sure that it was a magical album that was completely improvised, with no songs written in advance echoing the jazz and blues recordings that they admire. The beloved trio of Jonny Helm (drums), Dave Tattersall (guitar & vocals) and Franic Rozycki (bass), further demonstrate their tight bond, weaving effortless melodies with mind bending sonic and emotional force. 

Look Inside Your Heart is poignant, witty, wise and wonderful.

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