Premiere: The Wave Pictures – ‘The Running Man’

From new album 'Bamboo Diner In The Rain'...

The Wave Pictures don't like to hang around.

The band are famously productive, churning out a full Billy Childish collaboration ('Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon') and an acoustic album ('A Season In Hull') over the past 12 months.

Not content with this ferocious work-rate, The Wave Pictures have now pieced together an album of entirely new material.

'Bamboo Diner In The Rain' is packed with those acerbic, offbeat observations that made the band so loved, sluiced through a jagged blues template.

An awkward, defiantly English sense of groove pervades, a little like an indie pop version of Dr Feelgood, viewed from The Wave Pictures' wholly unique vantage point.

Dave Tattersall explains: “This album is set in the Bamboo Diner of my dreams, with rain beating on the windows and a jukebox stocked with blues.”

'The Running Man' is the perfect example. The title references an Arnold Schwarzenegger film, but in reality it's the taut depiction of a relationship that is falling apart.

Check out the video below.

'Bamboo Diner In The Rain' will be released on November 11th via Moshi Moshi. Catch The Wave Pictures at the following shows:

3 Manchester Deaf Institute
4 Halifax Arden Road Social Club
5 Sheffield Plug
6 Nottingham The Maze
7 Cambridge The Portman Arms
8 Leeds The Brudenell Social Club
9 Hull Adelphi
10 Edinburgh The Electric Circus
12 Glasgow CCA/Saramago Café Bar
13 Newcastle Cluny 2
14 Birmingham Hare and Hounds
20 Bristol Start The Bus
21 Brighton Komedia Brighton

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