Susan Rode the Cyclone

by The Wave Pictures

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The Wave Pictures originally formed in 1998 in their hometown, the tiny rural village of Wymeswold in northern Leicestershire, in Great Britain's East Midlands. Heavily influenced by both their parents' classic rock record collections and John Peel's indie-centric radio show, for the first eight years of their career the band was a part-time affair that stuck strictly to the D.I.Y. circuit until 2006, when with Tattersall, Rozycki, and Helm all out of school, moved to London and signed with the indie label Moshi Moshi Records. The Wave Pictures have collaborated both live and on record with likeminded artists like Herman Düne, the Mountain Goats, Jeffrey Lewis and Darren Hayman (ex-Hefner).

Charming heirs of Darren Hayman's Hefner and a gleeful Jonathan Richman, The Wave Pictures do not tire of playing their contagious songs on stage after stage, but they also make the most of the quiet moments between tours to go into the studio and come out with a collection of cheeky and playful songs in which folk and pop come together completely naturally. Not satisfied with recording the brilliant "Instant Coffee Baby" (2008) and "If You Leave It Alone" (2009), now "Susan Rode The Cyclone" - with its stripped-down rock sound and witty lyrics, scratching guitars and overwhelming choruses - confirms they are in their best shape.

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released April 27, 2010

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Spanish label run by people who love music. Roster includes Manu Ferrón / A Veces Ciclón / Carlos Forster / The Wave Pictures / Musel / The Zephyrs / Gente Joven / Julie Doiron / Oh! Pears / Umbra Sum / Niño de Elche & David Cordero...

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