In a welcome follow-up to last year’s ‘Gin’ (read our review), Stanley Brinks rejoins The Wave Pictures for their fourth album together. ‘My Ass’ is released via Fika Recordings on 2nd October 2015. Our Song of the Day is Wakefield, the first single from the album – with a jazzy flowing bass driving a day in the life of Brinks on tour: a sense of togetherness, a touch of sax and the knowledge that love will act as a shield against all evil.
Wakefield releases 14 August 2015. Order it here: http://shop.fikarecordings.com/album/wakefield
After ‘Gin’ Brinks wasted no time in taking The Wave Pictures straight back to the studio, bright and early, the morning after the final show of their tour, to ensure they lost none of the fire still burning in their hearts from the final night’s drinks. Three playful days and twelve loose, jazzy, tracks later, with Brinks making salubrious use of his new penny-whistle and the assembled studio choir of friends hanging out, embraced into the recordings, he had his camel, ‘My Ass’.
‘My Ass’ is an album born out of Brinks’ life on the road, life as an outsider. It is a celebration of new drinking companions, in new bars, in new towns, every night. The memories of loved ones left at home, of places you can smoke inside and drink warm beer through the night. The shows that you wish could last forever. That island in the sun that keeps bringing you back.
Order My Ass here: http://shop.fikarecordings.com/album/my-ass