Okay, this is postponed. Get well soon chesty man. But come to the new date, whenever that may be.

David Tattersall needs a hobby.  The Wave Pictures’ ever-boyish frontman has released a dizzying amount of music since 2006’s Sophie became the first collection to see general release; five full-length albums, two EPs, a solo LP, countless singles and at least two self-released collaborative albums.  Asked to contribute a Springsteen cover to Where It’s At Is Where You Are’s 2009 tribute record, they turned in a whole album’s worth and gave it away with a single.  Given the regularity with which TWP turned out CD-R collections in their Cardiff-dwelling years – all filled with deliciously literate, pointed pop, sometimes knowingly and charmingly clumsy, often tethered to swooningly memorable choruses – this compulsion to write, record, release must stretch to a couple of hundred songs over nearly a decade.

In keeping with this tireless pace, May’s Beer In The Breakers is followed swiftly by The Lobster Boat, a collaboration with one Howard Hughes of French outfit Coming Soon.  If the songs are collaborations, they reinforce what’s become a classic Wave Pictures template; much in the way that Tattersall’s early duets with Andre Herman Dune were dominated by the latter’s sing-speak and mordant, bitter phrasing, so Hughes’ contributions are initially hard to distinguish.  The wordy, observational lyrics are as acute as ever, the vocals a shade more grave in tone, but the songcraft and brilliantly unorthodox, anachronistic guitar solos are unmistakeable.  The touring band takes the album’s name and features personnel from both bands; a tour blog, with a few bonus live tracks and covers, is found at http://lobsterboat.tumblr.com/.

(feat. David & Franic Wave Pictures)

Monday 26th September 8pm
Buffalo, Cardiff
Ages: 18+
£4 adv / £5 doors – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/129313
241 cocktails til 10pm
Bottles from £2, pints from £2.50, wine from £1.80, Tequila/Sambuca £2 til 11pm


THE LOBSTER BOAT is a side project of Dave Tattersall (from THE WAVE PICTURES) and Howard Hughes (from COMING SOON) – but this live show will feature Franic Wave Pictures.

It was written and recorded in a few days in Paris & London. They were inspired by CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, HOWLIN’ WOLF, THE ROLLING STONES, STANLEY BRINKS, CRISPIN GLOVER, FRIDAY THE 13TH (final chapter), BRUCE WILLIS and ELMORE LEONARD.

Have a listen: http://soundcloud.com/wiaiwya/sets/howard-hughes-david-tattersall/

SPECTRES – Bristol based noisy swirly freak out, a bit like Sonic Youth.

DANCERS – new noise pop band originally from North Wales.

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