The Wave Pictures

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The Wave Pictures
Background information
Origin Wymeswold, England
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1998–present
Labels Moshi Moshi
Little Teddy Recordings
Wymeswold Records
Members David Tattersall
Franic Rozycki
Jonny Helm

The Wave Pictures are an English rock band consisting of David Tattersall (vocals and guitar), Franic Rozycki (bass guitar) and Jonny Helm (drums).


The band has its origins in a group called Blind Summit, which David and Franic formed with Hugh Noble in Wymeswold, near Loughborough in Leicestershire, in 1998. The band changed its name to the Wave Pictures and Hugh was eventually permanently replaced by Jonny Helm. They recorded and self-released a string of albums before settling in London.

The Guardian has described their work as "charming, witty pop songs shot through with Jonathan Richman's gawky glee and Suede's doomed provincial romanticism... They owe a certain debt to The Smiths, and Tattersall has Morrissey's knack of marrying the ridiculous and the sublime".[1]

The band is closely linked to artists Darren Hayman (formerly of Hefner), Herman Dune, Daniel Johnston, Jeffrey Lewis and the Mountain Goats, all of whom they have collaborated with live and on record.[2]

In 2014 Billy Childish produced, played on and co-wrote (with Dave Tattersall) most of the songs on Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon.[3]


Studio Albums[edit]

    • Just Watch Your Friends Don't Get You
    • More Street, Less TV
    • The Airplanes at Brescia (2004)
    • The Hawaiian Open Mic Night (2005)
    • Catching Light: The Songs of André Herman Düne (2006)
    • Sophie (2006)
    • Instant Coffee Baby (2008)
    • If You Leave It Alone (2009)
    • Susan Rode the Cyclone (2010)
    • Beer in the Breakers (2011)
    • Long Black Cars (2012)
    • The Songs of Jason Molina (2013)
    • City Forgiveness (2013)
    • Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon (2015)
    • A Season in Hull (2016)


  • We Dress Up Like Snowmen/Now You Are Pregnant (2007)
  • I Love You Like a Madman (2008)
  • Strange Fruit for David (2008)
  • Just Like a Drummer (2008)
  • Pigeon EP (2008)
  • If You Leave It Alone (2009)
  • If I Should Fall Behind (2009) (b/w Darren Hayman Girls In Their Summer Clothes, Bruce Springsteen tribute)
  • Watching Charlie's Angels (2009)
  • Strawberry Cables (2009)
  • Sweetheart EP (2010)
  • Johnny Helm Sings (2010)
  • Little Surprise (2011)
  • Blue Harbour (2011)
  • In Her Kitchen (2011)
  • Salt EP (2012)
  • Lisbon (2013)
  • I Could Hear the Telephone (3 Floors Above Me) (2014)
  • Pea Green Coat (2014)

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • Moshi Moshi: The First 10 Years (2004)
  • This Town Ain't Big Enough for the 22 of Us (2006)
  • Berlin Songs Vol. 2 (2007)
  • Cooperative Music Sampler Vol. 6 (2008)
  • Moshi Moshi Singles Compilation (2008)
  • Play Some Pool (Bruce Springsteen tribute) (2009)
  • Moshi Moshi Acoustic Compilation (2009)
  • I Thought of You Again: Outtakes and Alternative Versions (free with Spanish magazine Rockdelux) (2011)
  • Weary Engine Blues: Crossroads (2013)

Related appearances[edit]

  • Streets of Philadelphia (2003) (André Herman Düne and David Tattersall)
  • Madrid (2007) (Darren Hayman and the Wave Pictures)
  • Hayman, Watkins, Trout and Lee (2008) (Hayman, Watkins, Trout and Lee)
  • Dan of Green Gables (2008) (Dan of Green Gables)
  • Jonny "Huddersfield" Helm (2008) (Jonny "Huddersfield" Helm)
  • Happy For a While (2009) (David Tattersall)
  • Stanley Brinks and the Wave Pictures (2009) (Stanley Brinks and the Wave Pictures)
  • The Lobster Boat (2011) (David Tattersall and Howard Hughes)
  • How to Draw Sandwiches (2011) (The Last Swimmers - Franic Rozycki & Dave Tattersall)
  • Another One Just Like That (2010) (Stanley Brinks and the Wave Pictures)
  • Little Martha (2012) (David Tattersall - instrumental solo)


  1. ^ Ian Gittins (2008-03-14). "The Wave Pictures, Enterprise, London | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ sleeve notes on Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon CD

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