The Wave Pictures
I've been meaning to post about these guys for such a long time. I heard about The Wave Pictures from Jack Lewis & The Cutoffs, who raved about them like there was no tomorrow. It was then a really huge surprise when i found out that my brother used to play in a band, called The Refuseniks, with the Wave Pictures' drummer Jonny.
The Wave Pictures hail from the village of Wymeswold but only formed their contemporary line-up when they met Jonny in Cardiff. They now reside in London and they sort of fit into the up-and-coming antifolkish scene that is sorta taking over the capital, with the likes of Emmy the Great, Jerermy Warmsley, Tim Yen Ten and Johnny Flynn. Having already toured with Herman Dune and Jeffrey Lewis, these guys are pretty experienced in the terms of touring and they have definitely picked up a few things on the way.
Frontman David's vocal may take a bit of getting used to, they seem a little bit smarmy and condescending at first, but once you've listened to the lyrics they fit really well. And the instrumentation is amazing. I was meant to check them out a few weeks back in Nottingham, supporting Lisa Le Lund at Lee Rosy's Tea Room, but they had to cancel at the last minute but my bro saw them in Cardiff and said they were awesome. He said they play the "baddest" (meaning goodest) ukelele solo he's ever seen - i don't know the precise number of uke solos he's seen but i'm guessing that's a compliment- so definitely worth checking out.
Here's a couple of track and if you like these, there's loads more at their website
The Wave Pictures - My Kiss
The Wave Pictures - We Sugared Our Apples