Stanley Brinks is joined by The Wave Pictures for their new record ‘My Ass’, the follow up to last year’s ‘Gin’, and their fourth album together.
After ‘Gin’ Brinks wasted no time in taking The Wave Pictures straight back to the studio, bright and early, the morning after the final show of their tour, to ensure they lost none of the fire still burning in their hearts from the final night’s drinks. Three playful days and twelve loose, jazzy, tracks later, with Brinks making salubrious use of his new penny-whistle and the assembled studio choir of friends hanging out, embraced into the recordings, he had his camel, ‘My Ass’.
Stanley Brinks was born in Paris, France, in 1973. He studied a bit of biology and worked as a nurse for a while. Half Swedish, half Moroccan, strongly inclined to travel the world, he soon began spending most of his life on the road and developed a strong relationship with New York. By the late 90s he’d become a full time singer-songwriter – André Herman Düne – as part of three piece indie-rock band, Herman Düne. Several albums and Peel sessions later and after a decade of touring Europe, mostly with American songwriters such as Jeffrey Lewis, Calvin Johnson and early Arcade Fire he settled in Berlin. The early carnival music of Trinidad became a passion, and in the early 21st century he became the unquestioned master of European calypso, changing his name to Stanley Brinks. Under this moniker he has recorded more than 100 albums, collaborated with the New York Antifolk scene on several occasions, recorded and toured with traditional Norwegian musicians, and played a lot with The Wave Pictures.
The Wave Pictures are David Tattersall, Franic Rozycki and Jonny ‘Huddersfield’ Helm. Formed in 1998 when Franic and David lived in a village called Wymeswold, the band played with several drummers until Jonny became a permanent member in 2003 replacing Hugh J Noble. In the beginning the band learned to play together by covering Jonathan Richman songs but soon David was writing lots of original material.
They have since released six studio albums to critical acclaim and played numerous sessions on BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 and Xfm. Interest generated from these recordings has enabled The Wave Pictures to play shows all over the world with artists including Jeffrey Lewis, Darren Hayman, Stanley Brinks, Freschard and Herman Düne.
Stanley Brinks solo:
Wed Sep 30th: LONDON – All You Read Is Love, Leytonstone
Tour dates with The Wave Pictures and Freschard:
Fri Oct 2nd : CARDIFF – Full Moon
Sat Oct 3rd : PRESTON – Blitz Club
Sun Oct 4th : EDINBURGH – Teviot Underground
Mon Oct 5th : GLASGOW – Broadcast
Tue Oct 6th : BIRMINGHAM – Hare and Hounds
Wed Oct 7th : LONDON – The Lexington
The Foetals is the latest project from Jolan Lewis (the frontman of The Pink Teens, fka Temple Songs, who also plays in Francis Lung’s (ex WU LYF) band as well as Aldous RH). The forthcoming debut LP Meet The Foetals, is due in October via PNKSLM Recordings on limited edition 12″ vinyl and as a special edition deluxe package. Meet The Foetals was recorded by Jolan himself in two days at his own small studio in the outskirts of Manchester.
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15/07/15 IRELAND Dublin – Sugar Club
17/07/15 UK Bristol – The Exchange
18/07/15 UK London – Oslo
19/07/15 UK Brighton – The Haunt
21/07/15 FRANCE Paris La Maroquinerie
22/07/15 HOLLAND Nijmegen – Valkhof Affaire Festival
23/07/15 HOLLAND Amsterdam – Paradiso
18/09/15 Tilburg, Netherlands- Incubate Festival
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MON 2 Nov UK London – Scala
TUE 3 Nov UK Brighton – The Haunt
THU 5 Nov UK Nottingham- The Bodega
FRI 6 Nov UK Glasgow – Stereo
SAT 7 Nov UK Leeds – Beacons Metro Festival
SUN 8 Nov UK Manchester- Ruby Lounge
MON 9 Nov UK Birmingham – Oobleck
TUE 10 Nov UK- Thekla – Bristol