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When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 5 April 2017
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

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We’re delighted to be presenting an intimate show for The Wave Pictures!

The Wave Pictures return to mark their next single, Bamboo Diner In The Rain, which is out 31 March on Moshi Moshi. They say about the single:

‘We wanted to make an album as open-heartedly great as Boogie With Canned Heat or Rory Gallagher by Rory Gallagher, a bluesy, boozy love letter to the guitar. We filled the album with American Primitive acoustic instrumentals, John Lee Hooker chugs and Link Wray-style minor-key surf music. This album is set in the Bamboo Diner of my dreams, with rain beating on the windows and a jukebox stocked with blues.

‘The Wave Pictures are strange: an indie rock band with absolutely no indie rock influences. For years, all we’ve listened to has been the classic blues and rock and roll of America in the 50s and 60s. And yet, we’re always disliked those retro acts who slavishly copy the look and the sound, the haircuts and the fonts of the past, but miss the unfettered spirit of the music they love. We have a style of our own already, the way your eyes have a colour. We don’t want to be a blues band. But the blues is there, at the invisible core of everything we do. We love it.’

Support comes from The Awful Truth. Manchester’s finest purveyors of the modern folk song The Awful Truth play largely acoustic instruments (upright bass, cajon, flute, harp, violin, Spanish guitar) and sing songs about sex, politics, drink and reptiles. They released their first album, Songs of Love and Lust, in 2015.

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