Since first happening upon them back in 2008, I try never to miss the Wave Pictures when they’re touring – they’re so good – always the same but different with new stuff in tow. Touring with their 2nd LP of the year, they have one heck of a back catalogue to call upon, with new favourites like ‘Pool Hall‘ mixed in with their Billy Childish inspired ‘Pea Green Coat‘ and my favoutite ‘Like Smoke‘ – during which 3 blokes next to me insisted on talking loudly to each other – I asked them to shush (I mean – talk during the loud ones but during ‘Like Smoke’ – FFS!!!) but that just seemed to make them worse so I moved to where I couldn’t hear them…..I’m with Tony Husband on this one…..
Brilliant musicianship as we’ve come to expect with Johnny Helm almost stealing the show with his ballad. Plenty of friends in the audience, Sledge, Mike, Andy, Martin, Mike, Mark and new dad Jonny who was looking good on his zero hours sleep contract (aka fatherhood). David Tattersall explained to us afterwards how he was a dad by proxy, but the details are lost to me now. Here’s to another couple of LPs and tour in 2017
I got the new LP and of course the misses got the obligatory T-Shirt to add to her collection
Bob the Chiropodist