Kind of Promise, a four-track acoustic EP of songs taken from German indie band Pictures’ debut album Promise, was released today on all major online platforms.
There are at least a few parallels which can be drawn between the careers of Pictures frontman Maze Exler (pronounced ‘mat-zay’ not ‘maize’ as I recently discovered) and Paul Weller, the man who Pictures will be supporting again in September.
It’s a shame that this afternoon at about 4 o’clock, Jeremy Corbyn’s 15-minute speech at Glastonbury ended up tucked away on the Red Button and not broadcast on the BBC’s regular channels. People deserved to hear it.
31st May 2017, 8:20pm CET: Pictures frontman Maze Exler calmly puts down his guitar, reaches on top of a nearby amp and picks up a cigarette. He lights it but the flame doesn’t last for more than five seconds of his wandering around. He flicks his lighter again and this time the flame takes. He wanders over to the microphone in the centre of the Huxleys Neue Welt stage and slowly begins singing. We already knew from Ole Fries’ guitar intro exactly what it was going to be.