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i thought they were really good live though.
Wave Pictures on record = really good songs
Wave Pictures live = really good songs plus ridiculous guitar soloing
most charisma-free band ever. I don't know if I just caught them on a bad night, but it was generally agreed that they were dull as dull can be.
Get Instant Coffee Baby.
But, don't if you don't like Hefner. They're essentially Hefner MkII - they even play as Darren Hayman's backing band.
Instant Coffee Baby's the first time they've really nailed it over a full-length (and Dave Tattersall was talking at one stage about having another ready for release this year), and when everyone talks about soloing live it's not like every song is now ten minutes long.
it's INDIE SOLO rather than RAWK SOLO. i don't normally stand for ridiculous solos but Tattersall gets the mix just about right methinks. it's certainly not overly indulgent.
although I think the singer's voice may be an acquired taste. It sounds like the guy from Turin Brakes fronting Hefner. But in a good way.
BUt I love their songs and live shows.
get instant coffee baby if you can, it's easily their best album
It's one of the very very few records I've got into recently that I can put on with friends and family around and find them loving it too. It's infectious.
I can't remebr the name because the production was so ridiculously bad and grating I've not really listebed to it. AND I paid a tenner for it at one of their gigs. Good live though.