Saturday, April 10, 2010

David Tattersall's Been Happy For A While

David Tattersall, the lead singer, guitarist and main songwriter from the Wave Pictures, releases his debut solo album Happy For A While on wiaiwya records in June 2010. It will be a limited edition vinyl only release, including a digital download of all the tracks. The album includes the first UK single release of 2010 “Happy For A While”, and the new single "Between My Ear And The Cradle".

The album features guest appearances from long time Wave Pictures collaborator Stanley Brinks (AKA Andre Herman Dune), and Clemence Freschard, and was written and recorded last Spring in Berlin.

Typically understated and downbeat - or what Nick Lowe described as the sound of “a man who has opted to plough a righteous but lonely furrow” – the title track’s signature lyric, “lonely but not alone”, sets up an album of outsider art, skewed views and bittersweet bedsit pop.

Tattersall channels the disaffected spirit of Morrissey, the whip-smart pen of Edwyn Collins and the dusty outback of The Go-Betweens’ Before Hollywood. In a parallel universe, the bookies would already have stopped taking bets on Happy For A While topping the end of year album polls.

Download: Happy For A While (via Yousendit)

1 comment:

L said...

Thanks for this - very curious to give it a listen and can't find samples of Tattersall solo. I like the Nick Lowe quote, too.