THE WAVE PICTURES
We welcome The Wave Pictures to Future Yard on Thursday 21st March.
Inspired by the tongue-in-cheek confessionalism of the Smiths, solo Morrissey, and the scrappy D.I.Y. aesthetic of the C-86 school, the Wave Pictures began in 1998 in the rurality of northern Leicestershire. Heavily influenced by their parents’ classic rock record collections and John Peel’s indie-centric radio show, lead singer and guitarist David Tattersall, bassist Franic Rozycki, and drummer Hugh J. Noble have released almost 20 LPs across a 2+ decade career, amassing a cult following along the way, loyal to their particular brand of DIY indie rock n roll.
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2022’s When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings is the The Wave Pictures most recent release. The title means ‘spring’ – that day when all the butterflies burst into life. A new beginning. As songwriter, singer and guitarist David Tattersall explains: “There is always a strong sense of time and place in The Wave Pictures’ songs. It soon became natural to group the songs that I was writing by season. The album has 4 sides: one for each season. The songs ‘take place’ lyrically within that season. The album begins in Summer and ends in Spring, to represent the cycle of life.”
The songs on the album are an effort to make pop music, Wave Pictures style. When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings packs in a record number of songs under three minutes on a Wave Pictures release than ever before – and that’s no accident! But just because the songs are the length of classic smash hit singles, you still get a whole lot of Wave Pictures – Dave’s legendary guitar solos, acoustic picking and solid gold song-writing, plus country harp, mandolin, blues harmonica and more. All of the band, David, Franic Rozycki (bass) and Jonny ‘Huddersfield’ Helm’ (drums) love rock and roll, classic country, 70’s rock, soul and folk, and this album celebrates a little bit of all their musical loves, some rediscovered during extra lockdown listening time.
Future Yard presents
The Wave Pictures
Thursday 21st March 2024
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £17.50 advance – Standing
Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
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