That's all really.
I could have gone along with that.
Genuinely nearly cried during that last night.
'CAUSE I ADORE YOU.
Thanks for telling me my opinion was wrong, I've seen the light now.
But seriously, I very carefully wrote 'I think'...
There one of the three worst/most boring lives bands I've ever seen (The National and The Organ being the other two).
but I can't imagine them being an amazing live act
sell them to me
but the first hit on youtube is a sub-Arctics monkees video nasty.
So no...try these guys...
or for something more somber:
or for something more experimental:
same flavour of the month bollocks is the best band in the world ever...and you're the one who called me out for being a critical snob, what am i supposed to say, "yeah you got me, I just suggested those bands to up my cred with a bunch on internet knobbins".
you're the one who made this into a competition m8
god i hate the internet sometimes...a difference of opinion always degenerates to shit, and just a constant escalation of one-upmanship. It's all v. depressing on some level.
also: this was a thread started by someone clearly on a post-gig high. you're the one who had to come in and be all like "NAH SHIT MATE SUB ARCTICS HAVE SOME DRONE" and now you're complaining about everyone else starting one up manship?!??!
as opposed to posting some inane links in an increasingly inane forum.
NAH M8 THESE BANDS ARE MUCH BETTER MUCH MORE EXPERIMENTAL
avant-drone-doom band Postishead. Must try harder.
I saw Earth the other week, and they were amazing too. Something much more charming about The Wave Pictures which just makes their gigs far more entertaining though.
I would've been keen to go to this but was unable due to being outta the country. how did they go with the sound restrictions?
There's no way they're "flavour of the month"
I didn't say they were the best band in the world ever. I said they were the best live band.
However, in light of your fantastic contribution to the conversation I've totally changed my opinion, those bands you posted are so much better, how stupid of me. I'm sorry for having an opinion in the first place.
i've inadvertantly offended another one...i could give a shit about changing you're opinion i was merely expressing my own...sorry.
I'll admit I got the flavour of the month thing wrong. i'm also sorry for not putting "i think" in front of all my own statements to verify that they are merely opinion and not scientifically verifiable fact.
Now stop being a tit and we'll all get on with our lives.
just because Ben Frost makes drone or whatever doesn't make him more 'experimental'. in fact in my mind he is ripping off Iannis Xenakis while The Wave Pictures are ripping off The Modern Lovers which makes them at least 20 years more futuristic than him.
just that in comparison to the aforelinked battles and portishead he is somewhat more experimental. There will always be someone more experimental or who did it earlier, but he is IMO fucking good live and that is what I thought was the point of the discussion.
the point of your post was pretty clearly to make a point about how The Wave Pictures don't make PROPER MUSIC hence why you picked three acts in the same kind of pseudo-experimental The Wire cover stars [not that I don't like that stuff obviously] like you can really compare a Ben Frost live set to a The Wave Pictures live set anyway.
such a boring way to discuss music, same thing happens whenever anyone makes a thread on here about a guitar pop band. rockism taken to it's natural conclusion.
something we agree on...I may be biased as for the most part as far as live music is concerned I personally require a fairly high level of intensity for enjoyment, ah fuck it why bother...the internet wins again...I should have just kept reading the thread of people listing metaphors for music they dislike.
sounds like a thread which engages with music about as much you do
as the two times were absolutely brilliant...would that still be rockism taken to it's natural conclusion...
just super charming and a lot of fun.
this is exactly the sort of reply I wanted. For some reason some of the people above seem to have assumed that this statement means I need some form of musical education...
I assume you went to the Glasgow show? I wanted to but couldn't afford it and I'm a bit too busy this week as next week is my last week and BLAH BLAH. Also I'm a little narked they didn't play over here. It's one thing being snubbed by every American band ever, but British ones? Nrrrrrrr
Saw them at one of the teeny London shows before Christmas though, it was amazing :')
I figure they'll play Edinburgh in June/July as they usually do, but that won't be that much use for you, I guess.
I've seen a few videos from those London shows. Looked incredible.
I'm constantly amazed they aren't the biggest band in the UK, but they seem destined to be forever niche. From a selfish point of view I quite like that.
sell exponentially more records if they were American 
i really want to go see them in nottingham on monday
I've seen them live twice and both times been really disappointed by their set-list. Very few of the big sing-along numbers from Instant Coofee Baby (Love You Like A Madman, Leave The Scene Behind, Like A Drummer), a lot more of the long, drawn-out noodly ones. They're entertaining, though.
they just play what they feel like playing, which is gonna mean some nights it just isn't as good as others.
But when they play live David Taterstall (sp?) seems to think he is some sort of guitar virtuoso and puts 5 minute guitar solos on every single songs (songs that really don't need them), thus cutting back their set of a potentially a lot of their great back catalogue.
It's a shame as I would like to see them when they play live, but after the last few times of being infuriated by his needless noodling, I had enough.
but I saw them a couple of years ago with Stanley Brinks and it was one of the best things I've ever seen. One of them gigs where I could have stood there all night.
Still hope they play Cambridge again soon.
The best live band in the world are HEALTH.
I do like Wave Pictures a lot but not really in the same league!
just seen them for the first time and I agree. my smile is so big right now. David's 10 year old brother drumming on 'Just Like A Drummer', two Johnny Helme at the front numbers 'Now You Are Pregnant' and 'Sleepy-Eyed', David's parents slow dancing to 'I Love You Like A Madman'. Just hit after hit after hit. sooooo good.
Haven't seen them for a couple of years now. I was just about to say how incredible they were with Stanley Brinks at Portland Arms a few years ago, then I realised I said exactly the same thing in this thread last year (see 3 posts up!)
'they're my favourite live band in the world' it would probably have save a lot of grief
Suffice to say I have since ceased proclaiming anything to be the best in the world at a thing.
We are excited to announce that The Wave Pictures will be playing a series of residencies across the UK. The band will play two or three consecutive nights in various cities, and for every night in each city will play a different set of songs. So if you were to come to all three shows in the same city then you will see a unique set of songs each night.
The band also have one off shows as well as festival dates coming up. The next Wave Pictures date is in Cardiff at The Gate, for the Wales Goes Pop! Festival. Check the GIGS page for more details on this show as well as other future dates.
Wed 17th - Manchester (UK) @ secret location TICKETS
Thu 18th - Manchester (UK) @ secret location TICKETS
Fri 19th - Manchester (UK) @ secret location TICKETS
Sun 21st - Glasgow (UK) @ Mono TICKETS / SPECIAL THREE DAY TICKET
Mon 22nd - Glasgow (UK) @ Mono TICKETS / SPECIAL THREE DAY TICKET
Tue 23rd - Glasgow (UK) @ Mono TICKETS / SPECIAL THREE DAY TICKET
Thu 25th - Newcastle (UK) @ Heart Attack And Vine TICKETS
Fri 26th - Newcastle (UK) @ Heart Attack And Vine TICKETS
Wed 26th - York (UK) @ The Basement TICKETS
Thu 27th - York (UK) @ The Basement TICKETS
Fri 28th - York (UK) @ The Basement TICKETS
What about London huh? huh?
Although didn't they do a residency at The Lexington recently? Might be wrong on that. I want a South West gig; Bristol at least.
in London last year, was tops. Hopefully more of that to come.
I missed them in Glasgow last year.
HEALTH are up there for me.
I felt qualified to make the statement above. Don't worry, other people in this thread already told me I was wrong.
Cos if so, they were fucking dreadful.