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16th May 2019

Fika Recordings are delighted to announce that they will release the new STANLEY BRINKS & THE WAVE PICTURES album, Tequila Island, on 21st June 2019.

Lead single and title track ‘Tequila Island’ is out now on all good digital service providers: a feel-good slice of sun-kissed summer fun that’s probably best enjoyed this weekend with one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

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Brinks (aka André Herman Düne) is joined by The Wave Pictures for their fifth album together, the first since 2015’s My Ass. That’s not to say either have been slacking in that time—both are notoriously prolific: The Wave Pictures have turned out 5 albums and Brinks 7 since they last came together in the studio.

Produced by Dave Tattersall of The Wave Pictures, the album was recorded by Laurie Sherman at the Booze Cube, London in the summer of 2018, with all songs written by Stanley Brinks.

Tequila (yes, the drink) was obviously the inspiration for the album. While writing, and while recording…

For this latest venture, Stan arrived at the studio with several CDs worth of unrecorded songs on a balmy North London night and instructed The Wave Pictures to pick out some favourites to jam during the following three nights of recording sessions.

To anyone familiar with Stanley Brinks’ huge discography—more than 100 albums—Tequila Island might sound more raw, in a way; less sophisticated than some of his other recordings. It’s still rich in jazzy sounds and original structures however—the tracks are looser and full of playfulness, with the lyrics carrying the essence of the songs.

Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures live dates and further album details TBA.

Tequila Island is released 21st June via Fika Recordings

Stanley Brinks Live Dates:

THU 2 MAY – Alala Charity – Brighton, UK ^
FRI 3 MAY – The Oast Community Centre – Rainham, UK *
SUN 5 MAY – Ramsgate Music Hall – Ramsgate, UK ^
MON 6 MAY – Betsy Trotwood – London, UK
WED 8 MAY – 81 Renshaw Street – Liverpool, UK ^
THU 9 MAY – Salt Beer Factory – Bradford, UK ^
FRI 10 MAY – Unknown venue – Huddersfield, UK ^
SAT 11 MAY – Unknown venue – Huddersfield, UK ^
SUN 12 MAY – Unknown venue – Huddersfield, UK ^

* w/ Calvin Johnson and Freshard
^ w/ Freshard