The Wave Pictures finally see success
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.