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When: 7.30pm on Friday 20 February 2015
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

We’re delighted to be welcoming the Wave Pictures back to the Deaf Institute – this time with their new album!

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Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon is the new album from English national treasures the Wave Pictures, due for release on Moshi Moshi in February 2015. The album was co-written and produced by one of their all-time heroes, Billy Childish, and every note tingles with excitement at the collaboration. Bursting with energy and ignited with a garage-rock spark, the album rings loud and bold, showcasing Dave Tattersall’s searing guitar solos and sharp lyrical wit. Tattersall describes the experience of working with Billy Childish like this:

‘We first met Billy in his painting studio in Chatham. It’s daunting to meet your heroes, but he was great – just chatting away in his overalls and beret. Everything from that point on seemed so easy and so exciting. Billy is inspired. He knows exactly what he’s doing.’

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.

Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon really lays its influences bare. Those who might not usually look past Tattersall’s distinctive vocal stylings might miss hearing touches of The Who in the title track or The Troggs in All The Birds Lined Up Dot Dot Dot. Tattersall swears that the song I Could Hear The Telephone (3 Floors Above Me) is ‘The Wave Pictures in a nutshell: The Modern Lovers with Rory Gallagher on lead guitar’. It was while recording the song Frogs Sing Loudly In The Ditches that Billy commented that the band sounded like ‘a weird Cream‘ and proceeded to put the heaviest, bassiest feedback under it. He also suggested doing two Creedence Clearwater Revival songs back-to-back, as Dave reminisces: ‘He said “that way people will know you’ve really got an issue!” and burst out laughing.’

Billy Childish 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.’

Support comes from False Nines. Formed over a mutual love of lo-fi yet ambitious indie-rock, Manchester’s own False Nines have already caught the ear of BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley with their debut demo recordings. Recently playing their first gigs across Manchester, they are soon to head into the studio with the plan of releasing a single some time in 2015.

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