Rockfeedback Concerts presents...
THE WAVE PICTURES
The Wave Pictures are special, and they are unconsciously happy to point out the influences that make them so. These are no ‘Guilty Pleasures’; a chord progression from Dire Straits, a hint of African pop group the Bhundu Boys, Mississippi John Hurt, the country of Townes Van Zandt and even a harmony that they gleefully recognise as a kin to Take That’s ‘Back For Good’.
David and bass player Franic Rozycki grew up together in Wymeswold near Loughborough, Franic meeting drummer Jonny Helm at University in Cardiff, they formed The Wave Pictures in 2003. Living apart for some time, the band would come together to tour and record with musical soul mates Herman Dune and Darren Hayman of Hefner, before ultimately moving to London as ‘mutual ground’ a few years back. Recording, performing and writing has always been second nature, countless CDR’d ‘albums’ have circulated between friends, fans and fellow musicians. All the while music was compulsion and songwriting an essential reflex, never contrived to act as occupation, career, or a route to stardom, but always an innate instinct.
Dave Tattersall, Franic Rozycki and Jonny ‘Huddersfield’ Helm are fixtures on the live circuit, crisscrossing the UK and Europe on a regular basis, renowned for their electric performances featuring Tattersall’s blistering guitar solos. As far as Moshi are concerned - “they're possibly the best live band we've ever worked with”.
“Lyrically, The Wave Pictures turn on a dime. They can zip from the richly observed into amusingly confessional into a Lewis Carol flight of fancy.”NME
“At their helm The Wave Pictures have a writer who captures expertly the bitter romance of British life.”Time Out
The newly renamed Landshapes (formerly Lulu and The Lampshades) have been honing in on a sound that doesn’t sit easily in any one genre. It’s the noise of four people bashing it out in an old umbrella factory in Manor House, and the result is the sum of its four very distinct parts. There are nods to psychedelia, rich ethereal soundscapes and heavy bass lines. It’s wonky and playful, rough around the edges, and all woven together with mournful pop melodies, layered harmonies, and stomping percussion. The band have been working on their highly anticipated debut album with Ash Workman (Metronomy), expected for release early in early 2013.
Sweet Baboo, or Steve Black to his mum, is a singing and songwriting machine who, over the past 10 years, has put out more records than we can mention in this small space. In between releases he had found time to tour the world with the likes of Cate Le Bon, Slow Club as well as playing on and producing albums for friends and luminaries like Euros Childs and Pictish Trail. He has a new record out next year called SHIPS on Moshi Moshi Records which promises to be both brass and pop tune heavy, Steve himself calls it: "a brass based, upbeat, underwater sounding smashpop record. Like a cross between the dexy’s, Smokey Robinson, Belle and Sebastian, SpongeBob Squarepants and Weezer." His previous work has been witty, musically dextrous and at times heartbreaking, it should be very good indeed.
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