Tag Archives: The Wave Pictures

June 21st: Enderby’s Room at St Pancras Old Church

11 May

Advance tickets £10 from wegottickets.com/fikarecordings

Jun 21st: Enderby’s Room with The Wave Pictures and Emma Kupa at St Pancras Old Church

27 Apr

We’re putting on a very special gig in the beautiful confines of St Pancras Old Church to celebrate the release of the debut album from Enderby’s Room. And we’re delighted to be able to say both The Wave Pictures and Emma Kupa will be playing full sets in support of Enderby’s Room.

ENDERBY’S ROOM

Enderby’s Room is fiddle player Dan Mayfield, once from rural Lincolnshire, but he has now found home living in London. His folk tinged songs reflect on his traditional folk upbringing. Mayfield has played violin for many artists including Daniel Johnston, Darren Hayman, The Wave Pictures, Allo Darlin’ and the Belles of London City morris dancers.
Over the past ten years he has gently built up a collection of his own songs, which he performs with his band Enderby’s Room. The name comes from an Anthony Burgess character called Mr Enderby who composed his prose inside the toilet. The band’s make up has been constantly evolving; around 30 different individuals have been a part of Enderby’s Room over the last decade, before settling on the current 5 piece lineup.
Enderby’s Room’s sound features a Victorian pedal harmonium, together with French horn, double bass, ukulele, guitar and percussion.

“Unfolding gently, the quiet grace of Enderby’s Room seems to draw on the folk tradition while taking brave chances of its own.” Clash Music”
“At times they capture the sumptuous melancholia of Low; at others, they’re finding new shapes for indie folk” How Does It Feel
“their delicate harmonies, unusual instruments and vivid storytelling are intricately woven and desperately beautiful” Green Man Festival

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.

EMMA KUPA

Emma stepped into the limelight as the lead singer, bass player and songwriter for much loved (and missed) indie heroes Standard Fare, and has since been a front woman in Without Feathers, Mammoth Penguins and The Hayman Kupa Band. What she lacks in quality band names she more than makes up for in intensely personal and irresistibly hummable pop tunes.

BELLES OF LONDON CITY

An innovative and unique blend of morris dancing, song, music and foolery with a modern edge, with Enderby’s Room’s Dan Mayfield on fiddle.

Advance tickets available from wegottickets.com/fikarecordings.

Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums “Graceland”

10 Dec

Allo Darlin’ are sadly no more, playing their farewell shows at Moth Club and the Scala this weekend. But it’s not all bad news – Allo Darlin’s Bill Botting has recorded a solo record! He’s assembled an all-star band, featuring Hannah ‘little sis’ Botting (Owl & Mouse), Paul ‘Thunder’ Rain (Allo Darlin’/Tigercats), Tom ‘Filibuster’ Wade (Owl & Mouse) and Jonny ‘Huddersfield’ Helm (The Wave Pictures).

You can pre-order the album on vinyl, CD or digitally right now, and get an immediate download of Graceland to tide you over until the album’s release in the spring.

‘My Ass’ – new album from Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures out now

2 Oct

My Ass is finally out!

Q called My Ass “an absolute joy”, Uncut think My Ass is “leftfield loveliness” and Folk Radio call My Ass “definitely something to be cherished”. Read more about My Ass over on the Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures page at Fika here.

Now you’re sitting down, get your copy of either the camel coloured 12″ vinyl or the CD in card digipack from the Fika Recordings shop, where you can also download a copy and find My Ass streaming.

Catch them on their tour, supported by Freschard, at the following dates:
Fri Oct 2nd : CARDIFF – Full Moon
Sat Oct 3rd : PRESTON – Blitz
Sun Oct 4th : EDINBURGH – Teviot Underground
Mon Oct 5th : GLASGOW – Broadcast
Tue Oct 6th : BIRMINGHAM – Hare and Hounds
Wed Oct 7th : LONDON – The Lexington

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Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures – Wakefield

14 Aug

Finally! We’ve waited a long time to get this out to you, the first single from the new album by Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures. It was all recorded immediately after their tour for Gin in March 2014, mixed and mastered shortly after, and we’ve spent the last year and a half singing it to ourselves… but now you can join in!

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It’s available on 7″ teal coloured vinyl, Wakefield on the a-side and Dolores on the b-side. Buy it from us here or pick it up from your local record shop. And if you’re more digitally inclined, it’s available on iTunes, Spotify etc too!

Stanley Brinks & Freschard: on tour with The Wave Pictures

12 Aug

Stanley Brinks & Freschard head out on tour on Friday in support of their new album Pizza Espresso, The Wave Pictures.

Having already released 2 of the best albums of 2014 (Gin on Fika Recordings, and Boom Biddy Boom on wiaiwya) Stanley Brinks & Freschard are releasing Pizza Espresso – an album of duets, and a collaboration between both labels – on the 25th of August.

Pizza Espresso is an album of love songs about drinking and drinking songs about love. Picture Emmylou and Gram relocated to Berlin with a guitar, a pennywhistle and a washboard and writing ten gorgeous duets to be sung on lazy summer evenings.

“if you have time, and nothing on your mind, why, i’m free, for you and me”

Stanley Brinks & Freschard, with The Wave Pictures tour dates:

AUGUST 15 Fri CAMBRIDGE – The Portland Arms (Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)


AUGUST 16 Sat BRISTOL – The Louisiana 
(Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)

AUGUST 17 Sun GREEN MAN FESTIVAL 
(Stanley Brinks and the Wave Pictures)


AUGUST 18 Mon LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club (Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)


AUGUST 19 Tues HARROGATE – Major Tom’s Social Café Bar (Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)


AUGUST 20 Wed EAGLESCLIFFE – The Waiting Room (Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)


AUGUST 21 Thurs NEWCASTLE – Cluny (Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)


AUGUST 22 Fri EDINBURGH – Sneaky Pete’s (Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)


AUGUST 23 Sat DOUNE, (near STIRLING) – The Rabbit Hole 
(Stanley Brinks and the Wave Pictures)


AUGUST 24 Sun DOUNE – The Rabbit Hole (The Wave Pictures and Freschard)

AUGUST 25 Mon SHEFFIELD – Riverside, Point Blank Theatre 
(Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)

AUGUST 26 Tues LONDON – Shacklewell Arms
 (Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)

AUGUST 27 Wed FALMOUTH – Beerwolf Books (Stanley Brinks and Freschard only)

AUGUST 28 Thurs EXETER – The Cavern (Stanley Brinks and Freschard only)

Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures – Parking Lots

11 Mar

Parking Lots is taken from Gin, the new album from Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures.

Gin is available now on gin-coloured vinyl with printed inner sleeve containing full lyrics and download code, digipack CD with lyrics booklet and digital download.