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The Wave Pictures: Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon


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From the press release:
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Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon is the new album from English national treasures The Wave Pictures, co-written and produced by one of their all time heroes Billy Childish. Bursting with energy and ignited with a garage-rock spark, every note tingles with excitement at the collaboration and the album rings loud and bold, showcasing Dave Tattersall’s searing guitar solos and sharp lyrical wit. The album really lays its influences bare. Those who might not usually look past Tattersall’s distinctive vocal stylings might miss hearing touches of The Who in the title track or The Troggs in “All The Birds Lined Up Dot Dot Dot”. Tattersall swears that the song “The Telephone” is “The Wave Pictures in a nutshell: The Modern Lovers with Rory Gallagher on lead guitar.” It was while recording the song “Frogs Sing Loudly In The Ditches” that Billy commented that the band sounded like “a weird Cream” and proceeded to put the heaviest, bassiest feedback under it. In the studio they were joined by Juju Claudius who sang backing vocals on many of the songs and was a huge part of the character of the album. Yet it was Childish’s involvement that really shaped the record: the album was recorded entirely using Billy’s equipment, including his 60s Selmer amps, a 60s drum kit and his rocket-ship shaped guitars, and as well as producing the album and co-writing the songs, he plays guitar on several songs including the title track and the giant riff on first single “Pea Green Coat”. Billy Childish helped to bring out a different side to The Wave Pictures and inject a renewed enthusiasm to the recording process. Tattersall said that he; “was a joy to work with and we love the record. It was the most fun we’ve ever had making a record and to us it’s the most exciting sounding thing we’ve ever done.””
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Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon is out now on Moshi Moshi; listen to the title track below.
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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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