“I saw my future in the fizzing bubbles of an alka-seltzer…” so opens the Helen EP by UK trio The Wave Pictures, a band so suited to the Record Store Day ethos, it comes as little surprise to find them issuing the EP on limited edition 10” vinyl for the April 19th event.
The Helen EP follows fifth studio album – the double album ‘City Forgiveness’, released via long-term label home Moshi Moshi at the end of 2013.
A 20 track concoction inspired by 6 weeks driving around America on tour with Allo Darlin. Rounding up a string of UK dates, The Wave Pictures will play London’s Islington Assembly Hall on April 18th (tickets here).
The band have also released a moving short-film for evocative ‘City Forgiveness’ closer ‘Like Smoke.’ Shot by Tabitha Denholm, the film captures Louisiana’s trail riding community letting loose at a local dance party in hypnotic slow-mo. Watch the video below:
Helen EP’ Tracklist
2. Red Cloud Road (Part 1)
3. One by One (Electric)
4. The Easter Parade
5. Coconut Tree
6. Lea Bridge Roundabout