London based trio The Wave Pictures – Jonny Helm (drums), Dave Tattersall (guitar & vocals) and Franic Rozycki (bass) – return with their new album Bamboo Diner in The Rain via Moshi Moshi on the 11th of November and kick of series dates in support of the release starting at Manchesters Deaf Institute on the the 3rd.
UK Tour Dates:
Thu 03 Nov – Manchester – Deaf Institute
Fri 04 Nov – Halifax – Arden Road Social Club
Sat 05 Nov – Sheffield – Plug
Sun 06 Nov – Nottingham – The Maze
Mon 07 Nov – Cambridge – The Portman Arms
Tue 08 Nov – Leeds The Brudenell Social Club
Wed 09 Nov – Hull – Adelphi
Thu 10 Nov – Edinburgh – The Electric Circus
Sat 12 Nov – Glasgow – CCA/Saramago Café Bar
Sun 13 Nov – Newcastle – Cluny 2
Mon 14 Nov – Birmingham – Hare and Hounds
Sun 20 Nov – Bristol – Start The Bus
Mon 21 Nov – Brighton – Komedia Brighton
Thu 1 Dec – London (XOYO)
Fri 2 Dec – Ramsgate (Ramsgate Music Hall)
Joanna Gruesome release their first material since the departure of vocalist Alanna McArdle on this limited edition coloured vinyl 7” on the Fortuna POP! Jukebox 45s singles club. Following a chance meeting in an occult bookshop, the band’s new line up features two amazing and inspiring women, Kate Stonestreet (formerly of queer punks Pennycress) on melodic vocals/shouting/screaming and Roxy Brennan (of Two White Cranes and Grubs) on melodic vocals/keyboard, joining Owen Williams (guitar/vocals), George Nicholls (guitar), Max Warren (bass) and Dave Sandford (drums).
Absolutely loved the previous EP from Barnsley’s The Salient Braves, featured on Beat Surrender in 2013 it was my favourite EP of that year, so when I spotted the band had a new EP entitled They Must Have Seen Me Coming I quickly snapped up a copy, and it another winner and come the end of the year I’m sure this EP will feature in my favourites of 2016..
The EP is available as a download or on a limited run 3″ CD single via Broken Down Records – all the proceeds from CD sales will go to CALM so not only do you get some great music you help out a fantastic charity working to raise awareness and support those affected by male suicide.
Included in the five track EP is a great cover of R.E.M.’s classic Losing My Religion – it was a cover that led me to discover the bands earlier EP as it included a version of one of my all time favourite tracks Waterloo Sunset.