The Pictures

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The Pictures
OriginMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Years active2000–2012
LabelsSmash Records, High Spot Recording Company
Associated actsYou Am I, The Scram, Deserters,The Ronson Hangup, Nunchuka Superfly, Mink Jaguar
MembersDavey Lane
Luke Thomas
Past membersLeigh 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.