Wave Pictures Announce UK Tour, Scala Show & New Single
aaamusic | On 04, Mar 2011
The Wave Pictures return with new single Little Surprise, released on April 18th on Moshi Moshi Records. Poignant and articulate, it’s the story of fleeting memories retold with an alluring innocence.
Still in possession of the eclectic humour and folksy charm that has come to define The Wave Pictures, Little Surprise draws its appeal from the happenstance of its recording process. The hum and buzz of background noise makes the resulting recording homely, imperfect and unique to its time and place.
Vocalist Dave Tattersall sheds some light on the lyrical content – “I wrote these lyrics in a bar in Munich, hungover, first thing in the morning. The lyrics describe a scene involving two people who work there having some kind of squabble. It’s terribly mysterious. One of them has “a little suprise up his sleeve”, but we never find out what it is”.
Little Surprise is taking from the forthcoming album Beer In The Breakers, out May 2nd on Moshi Moshi.
Catch The Wave Pictures live on their UK tour in May:
MAY 1st – MANCHESTER – Peel Hall – 3pm – http://www.quay.it/sounds
MAY 4th – LIVERPOOL – Mojo – 7pm – http://www.seetickets.com/Tour/THE-WAVE-PICTURES
MAY 5th – NEWCASTLE – Cluny – 8pm – http://www.seetickets.com/Tour/THE-WAVE-PICTURES
MAY 6th – GLASGOW – Nice & Sleazy’s – 8pm – http://www.tickets-scotland.com
MAY 7th – EDINBURGH – Cabaret Voltaire – 7pm – http://www.ticketweb.co.uk
MAY 8th – ABERDEEN – Lemon Tree – 7.30pm – http://www.boxofficeaberdeen.com
MAY 10th – YORK – Duchess – 7.30pm – http://www.theduchessyork.co.uk/whats-on/detail/570
MAY 12th – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach – 7.30pm – http://www.seetickets.com/Tour/THE-WAVE-PICTURES
MAY 13th – BRIGHTON – The Great Escape – http://escapegreat.com/buy-a-ticket/festival-tickets
MAY 14th – BRISTOL – Start The Bus – http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk
MAY 22nd – SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners – 7.30pm – http://www.seetickets.com/Tour/THE-WAVE-PICTURES
MAY 24th – OXFORD – Jericho Tavern – 8pm – http://www.seetickets.com/Tour/THE-WAVE-PICTURES
MAY 25th – LONDON – Scala – 8pm http://www.seetickets.com/Tour/THE-WAVE-PICTURES