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STANLEY BRINKS & THE WAVE PICTURES Announce September 2019 UK Tour Dates

27th June 2019

STANLEY BRINKS & THE WAVE PICTURES are pleased to announce a run of September 2019 UK headline tour dates (see below for listings) with further tour dates TBA.

Alongside the news, they’re also streaming new single ‘Living Without You’—the latest track to be taken from their new albumTequila Islandout now on Fika Recordings.

“I like the experience, the change, but living without you is strange,” laments Brinks in his signature nasal tones over the lazy lo-fi Americana roll of the new single—an ode to the cruel pain of distance between lovers—all beautifully propelled along by a softly brushed drumroll, a wandering bassline, and a hair-raising duelling mandolin/guitar solo.

Out now, latest record Tequila Island sees Stanley Brinks joined by The Wave Pictures for their fifth album together, and their 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.

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.

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 was obviously the inspiration for the album, both while writing, and recording…

Tequila Island is out now via Fika Recordings


Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures UK Tour Dates:

Sept 10th – LONDON – The Lexington
Sept 11th – HUDDERSFIELD – Northern Quarter
Sept 13th – MIDDLESBROUGH – Middlesbrough Town Hall – Courtroom Sessions
Sept 14th – EDINBURGH – Sneaky Petes