The Wave Pictures
Announce new single "I Could Hear The Telephone (3 Floors Above Me)" (out 9 February)
Taken from their new album Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon (out 16 February)
Listen to "I Could Hear The Telephone (3 Floors Above Me)" here:
UK Tour Beginning in February (see dates below)
The next single from the Wave Pictures’ forthcoming album, Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon, is the garage-rock stomper “I Could Hear The Telephone (3 Floors Above Me)”. Frontman Dave Tattersall describes the song as “The Wave Pictures in a nutshell: The Modern Lovers with Rory Gallagher on lead guitar.” The single is due out on 9th February via Moshi Moshi, a week before the album’s release.
The track was premiered on The Line of Best Fit who said; ""Telephone" is a jangly garage-rock thunderstorm. Jammed with wry wit and a sardonic glance at life, the track's a sonic homage to the '60s with wailing riffs and a blistering solo. It's a wonderfully confident tune, stuffed with upbeat pep that implies a greater sense of optimism than Tattersall's dry words actually convey. It's a great contrast of classic rock hallmarks and The Wave Pictures' idiosyncratic lyricism."
The band are heading out on the road in February, be sure to catch them in a town near you (see tour dates below)!
Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon was created in collaboration with one of The Wave Pictures’ all time heroes, Billy Childish. Bursting with energy, the album rings loud and bold, showcasing Dave Tattersall’s sharp lyrical wit. The album will be released on 16 February.
“I Could Hear The Telephone (3 Floors Above Me)” is a catchy and clever rock and roll ditty, punctuated by searing guitar fills and featuring backing vocals from Juju Claudius, who lends a unique character to the song. As Tattersall recalls; “Billy (Childish), often against the judgement of everyone else in the room, took the time to work out backing vocal parts for Juju, which brought another dimension to the songs. It's hard to imagine this song without Juju's vocal line on it.”
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.”
The Wave Pictures trio - Jonny Helm, Dave Tattersall and Franic Rozycki - love a good collaboration and over the years have worked as backing band to musicians such as Daniel Johnston, Stanley Brinks and Darren Hayman. Having formed when Dave and Franic were teenagers in 1998, they have always been incredibly prolific, with Dave writing so many songs that the band have made at least one album every year since they moved to London in 2006. Their varied discography captures a range of styles and influences, from garage rock to afro-pop to country punk, all recorded live with few overdubs. They never use keyboards or guitar effects pedals yet they have all they need to create the perfect rock and roll record.
THE WAVE PICTURES UK TOUR FOR FEBRUARY 2015
4 - Cambridge (The Portland Arms)
6 - Halifax (Arden Road Social Club)
7 - York (Please Please You @ Millers Yard)
8 - Newcastle (The Cumberland Arms)
9 - Glasgow (Saramago Cafe)
10 - Edinburgh (Sneaky Pete's)
11 - Liverpool (Kazimier)
12 - Cardiff (The Moon Club)
13 - Nottingham (Spanky van Dyke's)
15 - Birmingham (Hare & Hounds)
17 - Bristol (The Lantern)
18 - Leeds (Brudenell Social Club)
19 - Hull (Adelphi Club)
20 - Manchester (The Deaf Institute)
24 - Brighton (Green Door Store)
25 - London (100 Club)
27 - Ramsgate (Music Hall)
And tickets can be found at www.showsnear.by/TheWavePictures$