Album artwork for When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings by The Wave Pictures
Album artwork for When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings by The Wave Pictures
Album artwork for When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings by The Wave Pictures

The Wave Pictures, industrious and prolific as ever, return with their new double album When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings.

Formed over twenty years ago by Franic Rozycki and David Tattersall in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, and joined by Jonny ‘Hudderfield’ Helm since 2005, The Wave Pictures have released over twenty albums of their own, along with exciting side projects such as garage rock supergroup The Surfing Magazines, several albums with Stanley Brinks, and Dave’s recent guitar contributions to Billy Childish albums, with whom they also collaborated on their 2014 album ‘Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon’. Across these varied releases, accommodating Dave’s free flowing fountain of songwriting, The Wave Pictures have shown their deep affection for rock and roll, blues, jazz, classic rock, and of course Dave’s legendary love of good guitar solo.

Lead track from the album 'This Heart Of Mine’ references time and space travel and memory all rolled into one. Musically inspired by classic Neil Young, ‘This Heart Of Mine’ witnesses The Wave Pictures going full-on country and features cowboy harmonica from Dominic ‘Hotdog’ Brider, Franic Rozycki on mandolin, alongside Dave Tattersall’s gentle acoustic guitar strum.

The Wave Pictures

When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings

Moshi Moshi Records
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The Wave Pictures

When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings

Moshi Moshi Records
Album artwork for Album artwork for When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings by The Wave Pictures by When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings - The Wave Pictures
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Album artwork for When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings by The Wave Pictures
LP+x2

£21.99£14.99

sale

Lilac and Sparkle

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 300 copies
Released 08/07/2022Catalogue Number

MOSHILP117X

Album artwork for When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings by The Wave Pictures
CDx2

£11.99

Released 08/07/2022Catalogue Number

MOSHICD117

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings by The Wave Pictures
LPx2

£21.99

Purple / Pink Sparkle

Released 08/07/2022Catalogue Number

MOSHILP117

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

The Wave Pictures, industrious and prolific as ever, return with their new double album When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings.

Formed over twenty years ago by Franic Rozycki and David Tattersall in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, and joined by Jonny ‘Hudderfield’ Helm since 2005, The Wave Pictures have released over twenty albums of their own, along with exciting side projects such as garage rock supergroup The Surfing Magazines, several albums with Stanley Brinks, and Dave’s recent guitar contributions to Billy Childish albums, with whom they also collaborated on their 2014 album ‘Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon’. Across these varied releases, accommodating Dave’s free flowing fountain of songwriting, The Wave Pictures have shown their deep affection for rock and roll, blues, jazz, classic rock, and of course Dave’s legendary love of good guitar solo.

Lead track from the album 'This Heart Of Mine’ references time and space travel and memory all rolled into one. Musically inspired by classic Neil Young, ‘This Heart Of Mine’ witnesses The Wave Pictures going full-on country and features cowboy harmonica from Dominic ‘Hotdog’ Brider, Franic Rozycki on mandolin, alongside Dave Tattersall’s gentle acoustic guitar strum.