Wave Pictures, The
Wave Pictures, The - Brushes With Happiness (Violet Sparkle Vinyl Edition)
As one of the UKs most prolific and beloved bands, it has become expected nay, the fans have demanded - that The Wave Pictures release several albums a year. This year, they are releasing two albums and they'e kindly letting us know well in advance, so that we can set our calendars and save our pennies in anticipation.
Starting with the spontaneous, recorded in one-day, minor-key, epic masterpiece that is Brushes with Happiness in June, the trio of Jonny Helm (drums), Dave Tattersall (guitar & vocals) and Franic Rozycki (bass), will be following up with a more up-beat party album, Look Inside Your Heart in October. Brushes with Happiness sees The Wave Pictures in contemplative and expansive mood. Mellower and more reflective than last years rocknroll surf-garage-rock collaboration with Charles Watson from Slow Club, as new band The Surfing Magazines, or 2016s blues driven Bamboo Diner in the Rain or 2015s Billy Childish produced Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon.
This album is more akin to 2016s acoustic release A Season in Hull, which, like Brushes With Happiness, was recorded live in one room in a single January day.