On tour with PICTURES

“I hope I see you next year”

I recently travelled out to Germany to see my favourite band around at the moment PICTURES on the last two dates of their winter tour. Starting on Friday 19th January in Munich and continuing on to Nuremberg on Saturday 20th, the boys brought songs from their debut album Promise and a couple of new efforts from their forthcoming LP to Bavaria to close a nine-date tour of Germany which started before Christmas and concluded with five consecutive January dates.

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Brilliant Borwitzky!

Another string to his Bowy

Michael Borwitzky is an often-overlooked member of PICTURES, one of my favourite bands around at the moment. Joining Union Youth in the early 2000s following the dissolution of his previous group Once on Mars, under his nickname Bowy he became part of a band that went down in grunge history thanks to their two superb albums The Royal Gene and The Boring Years.

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Kind of Promise Review – excellently produced Fries-For-All on slightly tweaked versions of Pictures’ best songs

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.

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Credit to Corbyn; Sleaford Mods excellent: my thoughts on Glastonbury so far

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.

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Pictures at Huxleys Neue Welt

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.

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