The Wave Pic­tures fi­nally see suc­cess

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - MUSIC SCENE -

THE Wave Pic­tures have spent more than a decade un­der the radar. Fi­nally, af­ter 11 al­bums and ex­ten­sive tour­ing the three-piece are get­ting some recog­ni­tion. Shows are sell­ing out and record sales rock­et­ing. And they will cel­e­brate their new-found sta­tus with a head­line show at The Lemon Tree on Sun­day. Singer David Tat­ter­sall said: “Peo­ple don’t re­alise we have been go­ing for so long. “Our reper­toire of back cat­a­logue songs is mas­sive so we try and do a dif­fer­ent set ev­ery night. “It’s un­usual be­cause a lot of bands play the ex­act same set ev­ery sin­gle night, and we re­ally won’t do that. “That way it keeps it en­ter­tain­ing and fresh. “Peo­ple are see­ing some­thing hap­pen right in front of their eyes, rather than a re­cre­ation of a recorded thing. “We bring that spon­tane­ity to the shows.” The Wave Pic­tures were formed in 1998 and re­leased a suc­ces­sion of self-fi­nanced al­bums such as Just Watch Your Friends Don’t Get You. Their melan­choly songs fo­cus­ing on doomed ro­man­ti­cism have brought com­par­isons to The Smiths and Belle and Se­bas­tian. “We are not re­ally in­flu­enced that much by them,” he said. “Our main in­flu­ences are more Beat Hap­pen­ing, Vi­o­lent Femmes, Tele­vi­sion and Her­man Dune. “They re­ally in­flu­enced the way we think about song­writ­ing.”

Com­par­isons have been made with Adele.

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