The Wave Pictures and Moshi Moshi records proudly unveil the music video for “Little Surprise” the lead single from the new album Beer In The Breakers, Out in North America on May 3,2011. “Little Surprise” is available now as a digital single with the b-side “One More for the Road Marianne”.
The video for “Little Surprise” was filmed in beautiful Palma, Spain under the direction of Josh Wroe, and features a young couple trading spaces confronting each other on their battles with depression and thoughts of suicide. Far from a downer, much like the bouncy back beat and gleeful guitar riff in the song, the mood remains decidedly playful as lead singer David Tattersall sings of little surprises.
The British trio made their North American debut last year with the release of the double album Instant Coffee Baby and If You Leave It Alone. Already sporting a decades long history in the UK and Europe that spanned well over 30 releases,Time Out New York noted that it was “unlikely to encounter any band at such a late hour – particularly one as engaging as The Wave Pictures.” Pitchfork were charmed by the “keenly observed domestic tableaus, uniquely English perspectives on hubris and buffoonery, and ample insta-quotes,” and Spin named them a “Band To Watch” at SXSW 2011 among many other positive endorsements.
Following the release of Beer In The Breakers May 3, The Wave Pictures will tour the UK. More dates in Europe and North America later this summer and fall will be announced in the coming months.
Upcoming UK Tour Dates:
28 – Galway, Ireland – Roisin Dubh
29 – Cork, Ireland – Cyprus Avenue
30 – Dublin, Ireland – Crawdaddy
01 – Manchester, UK – Peel Hall
02 – Preston, UK – The Continental
03 – Nottingham, UK – The Chameleon
04 – Liverpool, UK – Mojo
05 – Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
06 – Glasgow, UK – Nice & Sleazy’s
07 – Edinburgh, UK – Cabaret Voltaire
08 – Aberdeen, UK – The Lemon Tree
10 – York, UK – The Duchess
12 – Cardiff, UK – Club Ifor Bach
13 – Brighton, UK – Great Escape Festival (Moshi Moshi Night)
14 – Bristol, UK – Start The Bus
22 – Southampton, UK – The Joiners
23 – Cambridge, UK – The Haymakers
24 – Oxford, UK – Jericho Tavern
26 – London, UK – The Scala
28 – Brighton, UK – Prince Albert
11 – Wakefield, UK – The Hop (Long Division Festival)
16 – Cheltenham, UK – 2000 Trees Festival