2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 May 2012
I've loved this band for four years or so now having come across them on Marc Riley's 6 music show. This may be their best recording yet (they have an impressive back catalogue of albums and EPs). David Tattersall's lyrics are as witty and acerbic as ever (and occasionally poetic) but what makes this stand out from earlier releases is the sound - so sharp and crisp. The guitar on the second track 'Eskimo Kiss' (one of two sung by drummer Jonny 'Huddersfield' Helm) really leaps out at you. At times the WPs come across like a power trio in the Rory Gallagher/Taste mould (something I thought i'd never say about the Wave Pictures!) but David Tattersall's pop sensibility still shines through. This really is a criminally under-recognised and under-appreciated band. If you want to know what Jonathan Richman might have sounded like if he'd been brought up outside Loughborough rather than Boston MA, then check out the Wave Pictures. start with this and work your way back. And see them live!
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 May 2012
I like this band. I have enjoyed all their albums. Their last offering ( beer in the breakers) was quite punk for the waves , alas they are back to their indie pop best with Long black cars. The opening track would not be out of place on the movie from dusk till Dawn with it's cool spooky vibe. Hoops is the perfect hangover song. Some of the songs on this album hark back to the violent femmes. This is a good thing. Listen out for the songs sung by the drummer both a classic showcase of his leading talent. All in all a great album, but this is a band best heard live