The Pictures

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The Pictures
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Rock
Years active 2000–2012
Labels Smash Records, High Spot Recording Company
Associated acts You Am I
The Scram
The Ronson Hangup
Nunchuka Superfly
Mink Jaguar
Members Davey Lane
Luke Thomas
Past members Leigh White
Brett Wolfenden
Johnny T

The Pictures were an Australian alternative rock band based founded in 2000 as a side-project by Davey Lane, the lead guitarist of Australian alternative rock band, You Am I.[1][2] The Pictures released two studio albums, as well as three EPs.

The Pictures debut album, Pieces of Eight, was recorded in February 2005 at Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne.[3] For that album, with Lane, on lead vocals and guitar, were Luke Thomas on vocals and bass guitar and Johnny T on vocals and drums.[4] In June the album peaked at No. 7 on the ARIA Hitseekers Albums Chart.[5] Their debut single, "Pissin' with the Catman", reached the top 100 in May 2005 on the related ARIA Singles Chart.[6] Its follow-up, "I Don't Care", peaked at No. 37 in September.[7]

After drummer Johnny T left the band to focus on family life, The Pictures enlisted the help of Russell Hopkinson of You Am I and Joel Ellis of Mink Jaguar and Nunchukka Superfly on the 2008 album, Kicking Indifference. Their live line-up subsequently included Melbournian drummer, Zac Anthony of The Wellingtons (also formerly a member of The Hovercrafts). The Pictures recorded a version of Kelis' Milkshake for Triple J's regular Like a Version segment, along with some of their own tracks. By 2013 Lane had started his solo career and The Pictures had disbanded.[2]





  • "Pissin' with the Catman" (2005) AUS: No. 78[6]
  • "I Don't Care" (2005) AUS: No. 37[7]
  • "Can You Hear It" (2009)


  1. ^ Boswell, Madeah; Cronau, Alissa; Lane, Davey. "The story of the project". Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Jolly, Nathan (22 October 2014). "Interview: Davey Lane". Max TV. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Pictures (2005), Pieces of eight, The Pictures. National Library of Australia, retrieved 9 June 2015 
  4. ^ Cashmere, Paul (5 February 2005). "The Pictures Sign with Smash". Undercover News. Paul Cashmere, Ros O'Gorman. Archived from the original on 18 May 2005. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "The ARIA Report" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 20 June 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 July 2005. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "The ARIA Report" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 5 September 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 August 2005. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography The Pictures [AU]" (ASP). Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 9 June 2015.