Indie pop trio The Wave Pictures have announced details of a new single and an accompanying UK tour in April. ‘If You Leave It Alone’ will be released via Moshi Moshi Records on the 13th April, and is the lead track from the forthcoming new album of the same title out on the 4th May. We’ve been lucky enough to hear the new record here at TLOBF and can officially say, although being stylistically different from Instant Coffee Baby, it still pushes all the right buttons – just a little more quietly.
‘If You Leave It Alone’ is described by frontman and lyricist Dave Tattersall as “a good, long sad song in which, amongst other things, I describe the contents of my fridge”. The single is backed by a new song, ‘Polar Bear’.
The single, which kicks off the album and defines what Tattersall describes as “an acoustic guitar album”, was one of twelve songs recorded during the album sessions in Berlin – “recorded live in one big session, over a period of maybe twelve hours…there was a lot of drinking and we just wanted to keep playing songs”.
If You Leave It Alone embraces a “very proper, very old fashioned way of recording”, cutting back on the electric arrangements of their debut, favouring horns and finger picking and placing a renewed focus on storytelling.
The band will tour the UK in support of the single throughout April. Tickets are on sale now.
3rd – South Street Arts Centre, Reading
6th – City Screen Basement, York
7th – The Soul Tree, Cambridge
8th – The Tin Angel, Coventry
9th – The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
10th – The Roundhouse, Manchester
11th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
12th – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff
13th – Thekla, Bristol
14th – The Freebutt, Brighton
15th – ICA with An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump + Planet Earth, London