Moshi Moshi Records and The Wave Pictures are proud to announce the release of Beer In The Breakers, out April 19th 2011. True to their lo-fi aesthetic the band recorded the album live to tape in one day at friend and frequent collaborator Darren Hayman’s (of British band Hefner) house in Walthamstow, England.
With the new release and tour dates being scheduled for later in the year, The Wave Pictures are eager to continue their foray onto North American soil. The songs featured on Beer In The Breakers embrace Tattersall’s love of E Minor (“Now Your Smile Comes Over In Your Face” and “Beer In The Breakers”), bass player Franic’s favorite clothing brand (“Blue Harbour” – a tale of love in Coney Island), and are inspired by band favorites like Otis Rush (“Blink Back A Tear”). The album also includes re-workings of songs written in Tattersall’s youth (“China Whale Brand” and (“In Her Kitchen”). The first single from the album (“Little Surprise”), is a track whose upbeat melody belies its dark, poignant lyrics.