Wednesday January 30th – 7:30pm to 11pm
Hare & Hounds are pleased to welcome British rock band The Wave Pictures to the venue on 30th January 2019.
Twenty years after forming in Wymeswold, Leicestershire as teenagers, The Wave Pictures have gone on to be one of the UK’s most prolific and beloved bands. Fond of classic rock, jazz and blues, they are also one of the most accomplished, with Tattersall’s guitar solos becoming the stuff of legend. They have collaborated with varying bright stars of the musical firmament, such as last year’s rock’n’roll surf-garage-rock project with Charles Watson from Slow Club, as new band The Surfing Magazines, or their ongoing partnership with ex-Herman Dune member Stanley Brinks, or the very close partnership with Billy Childish for 2015’s Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon.
They first experimented with recording an album all in one go, straight to tape with 2016’s acoustic A Season In Hull. They took the concept further with Brushes With Happiness, making sure that it was a magical album that was completely improvised, with no songs written in advance echoing the jazz and blues recordings that they admire.
The beloved trio of Jonny Helm (drums), Dave Tattersall (guitar & vocals) and Franic Rozycki (bass), further demonstrate their tight bond, weaving effortless melodies with mind bending sonic and emotional force. Look Inside Your Heart is poignant, witty, wise and wonderful.
Praise for Brushes With Happiness:
“Dreamlike, bluesy and unique.” The Guardian
“A hushed, spectral delight.” Uncut
“It’s both epic and frivolous, rather like a gravitas-free Bad Seeds.” Q Magazine
“As his Tom Verlaine guitar tones drip forth like liquid gold, you can’t help falling ever deeper beneath this record’s spell.” MOJO