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Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures – Gin

3 Mar

Gin, the new album from Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures, is out today! You can get your copy on gin coloured vinyl with full liner notes or as a digipack CD with lyrics booklet from our shop.

“The Wave Pictures’ classy post-punkish bite is a great foil to Brinks’ whimsy on these unhinged, loose-limbed story songs. Sometimes gin makes you win as much as sin.”

“typically rich in a variety of sounds and structures; the songs are looser, more playful and all the more endearing because of it”
Loud and Quiet

“a joyous and celebratory record which crackles and sparkles with a joie de vivre which is sadly lacking from all too many of Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures’ contemporaries”
Folk Radio

“Gin rises above the swiftness of its creation, thanks to these few detours that Brinks and The Wave Pictures take around their usual territory. The fact that the catchiest track from this session – the single ‘Orange Juice’ – is not included just underlines that these guys seem to seamlessly slot together when they hit the studio”
Drowned In Sound

“there are lead guitar breaks which are loud and clean, like a messy second-grunge-era approximation of the great early electric guitarists from the ’50s like Les Paul and Jimmy Bryant, real nimble but a bit anarchic too”
Norman Records

“Brinks’ adds an earnest and romantic edge as compared to The Wave Pictures’ slightly more irreverent stance, with drunken recollection seeming to inform his storytelling.”
Drunken Werewolf

“There is a wonderful naïve feel to the album, more impressionistic than precise. It has an intensity like Gauguin, bright and colourful but still with that all is not right in paradise feel.”
Fatea Magazine

“Gin [is] a fitting title for an album brimming with snickered lyrics and tipsy melodies”
The Big Takeover

Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures – free download

10 Feb

Here’s a free track to download! Recorded at the same time as Gin and Orange Juice, this track is an alternate version of Spinola Bay to the one that appears on Gin; here, Andre takes lead vocals alone. Enjoy!

Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures are heading out on tour in March, supported by Freschard. Catch them here:
1 March Ramsgate – Ramsgate Music Hall [Tickets]
2 March Brighton – The Prince Albert [Tickets]
3 March London – The Old Queens Head [Tickets]
4 March Nottingham – The Maze [Tickets]
5 March Cardiff – The Moon Club [Tickets]
6 March Manchester – Chorlton Irish Club [Tickets]
7 March Hull – The Adelphi
8 March Wakefield – The Hop [Tickets]
9 March Newcastle – The Head Of Steam [Tickets]
10 March Edinburgh – Henry’s Cellar Bar
11 March Glasgow – CCA
12 March Belfast – [TBC]
13 March Galway – Roisin Dubh
14 March Cork – Triskel Arts Centre
15 March Dublin – Whelan’s
16 March Bangor – COB
17 March Bristol – Start The Bus

Orange Juice from Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures

4 Jan

Here’s the video for the brand new single Orange Juice from Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures – out on the 20th of January on 7″ orange vinyl and on download. Order your copy here.

Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures – Maybe I Will See You Again

21 Nov

Stanley Brinks is joined by The Wave Pictures on their first joint release for 4 years with upcoming 7” single Orange Juice.

Orange Juice is an anthemic singalong about a recipe for happiness – “a little bit of you, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, ephedrine and orange juice”.

B-side Maybe I Will See You Again is, rather aptly after the concoction of Orange Juice before it, a song about standing at a street corner with a hangover. It has previously appeared on the album ‘Stanley Brinks Hovers’, but this is a new rock’n roll version backed by The Wave Pictures.
Orange Juice is out on the 20th January on 7″ orange vinyl and is available digitally.

Neither track features on the new Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures album ‘Gin’, out in March.

Pre-order Orange Juice on 7″ / download
Pre-order Gin on 12″ / CD / download

There’s also a sneak peak of the A-side for Orange Juice from the test pressings here

Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures

12 Aug

We’re thrilled to announce that Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures will be playing at The Shacklewell Arms on Tuesday 27th August! Support on the night comes from Freschard.

This show is a sneak preview of their upcoming album, out on Fika Recordings early 2014 and tickets are now available to purchase from WeGotTickets. We’re happy to have the capable hands of Scared To Dance joining us on promotional duties for the show too!

STD007 Tuesday 27th August 2013

Stanley Brinks is the current identity of André Herman Düne, formerly of the French folk rock band Herman Düne. He has recorded and played shows in Europe, the UK and the US under various other names such Ben Dope, Ben Haschish, Klaus Bong, John Trawling, Lord Stanislas.

Since leaving Herman Düne in December 2006 he has been championed by the likes of Jeffrey Lewis (who wrote a song about how Herman Düne were better when André was still in them) and in 2012 he collaborated with The Wave Pictures for their debut joint release. The follow up album is due to come out on Fika Recordings next year.

Stanley Brinks will be joined by The Wave Pictures as his backing band for this show. 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.

They have released a twelve studio albums to critical acclaim and played numerous sessions on BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 and Xfm. Their new album, City Forgiveness, will be out in October on the Moshi Moshi label.

Freschard is the musical vehicle for the solo artist Clemence Freschard. She writes songs deftly combining folk music, urban daydreams, acoustic sounds and electronic programming.

Growing up in a farm in French Burgundy, she moved to Paris at the age of 18 where she baked pies and cakes in a café. There, a local musician and regular customer called André Herman Düne wrote a few songs for her to sing.

In 2004 she moved to Berlin, where she recorded her first LP Alien Duck with a mix of electronic and acoustic sounds. Her second album Click Click, recorded in 2006, features a drummer (Leo Bear Creek) and electric guitars by Stanley Brinks. On her third album, Moonstone she plays the drums herself. She works as a sound engineer and records her friends’ music. She also has a calypso cover band with Stanley Brinks, called Kreuzberg Museum.

Tigercats – Isle Of Dogs LP due April 9th

17 Dec

We hope you’ve been enjoying the advent calendar we’ve been hosting with Darren Hayman. So far we’ve had 42 songs available to download for free – including appearances from The Wave Pictures, the song writing debut of comedian Josie Long, a track featuring Bedders from Madness and plenty of Fika Recordings favourites. Today’s offering includes two songs from Bill Botting (of Allo Darlin’, The Secondary Modern and Moustache Of Insanity) and from Fika Recording’s latest artist, Tigercats. All of which means we can announce…

… on April 9th, we’ll be releasing Isle Of Dogs, the debut album from Tigercats. Yeah! It’ll be coming out on Fika Recordings on 12″ vinyl, and there’ll be the usual Fika related treats included. More details once I figure them out. In the meantime, head over and download their Christmas song! Woo!

Christmas In Haworth advent calendar

9 Nov

In celebration of Fika Recording’s last release of the current year, the Christmas In Haworth 10″ EP, Darren and myself have put together a Christmas treat for you. On the first of December we’ll be launching an online advent calendar. Every day, from the first to the twenty-fourth, we’ll be posting up an mp3 or a video that you can download for free. There’ll be videos and songs from Darren himself, some current and future Fika Recordings artists will be contributing, as well as a number of very special guests and friends, including The Wave Pictures, Tigercats, MJ Hibbert and many more we can’t reveal quite yet…

We’re kicking it all off now with a free download of The Christmas Wars from the Christmas In Haworth EP. Head over to the website to download, and keep an eye out for something special next Monday to mark the official release of the EP.

Christmas In Haworth – an online advent calendar from Darren Hayman, Fika Recordings and friends