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NEWS: Bella Union’s Private Pressing announces upcoming album by The David Tattersall Group (from The Wave Pictures)

Bella Union’s Private Pressing label has just announced the October 6th release of the self-titled album from The David Tattersall Group, the new venture from The Wave Pictures frontman. To celebrate the announcement, they’ve shared the first single ‘My Lovely. Rich with introspective harmony and soul bearing honesty it’s a sublime, beautifully reflective glimpse of things to come. Listen here:

In his upcoming album, prolific songwriter and guitar virtuoso David Tattersall presents eleven new songs on themes of memory, dreams, loneliness and love, featuring nylon-string guitar improvisations in the vein of gypsy jazz legend Django Reinhardt. The David Tattersall Group are old friends who rehearsed together for months in a small, smoky, sweaty room, before recording the album on a huge red boat moored on the River Thames, all vintage microphones and wooden walls inside. Friendship is a vital part of the record’s magic. Stylistic influences include Ronnie Lane, after whom one song is named, and the nylon-string guitar work of Jonathan Richman and Willie Nelson.

A pastoral mood prevails, with swells of melancholic violin and Spaghetti Western harmonica, backed by honky-tonk piano, while the golden voice of Holly Holden adds a touch of glamour to proceedings. David’s process includes much musical improvisation and stream-of-consciousness writing, but his end goal is to couple classic songwriting with the collective chemistry of musicians playing live in the studio. His lyrical influences include Tom Verlaine, John Cooper Clarke and the New York School of Poets, particularly James Schuyler. The vinyl comes with a downloadable version featuring two covers of Townes Van Zandt and Jimi Hendrix.

You can catch the David Tattersall Group live this Autumn across the UK, which will include stops at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, as well as at London’s Boston Music Room. Full dates below:


11th – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club

12th – Edinburgh @ Sneaky Pete’s

13th – Nottingham @ Old Cold Store


3rd – London @ Boston Music Room

8th  – Glasgow @ The Old Hairdressers

11th – Brighton @ West Hill Hall

12th – Ramsgate @ Ramsgate Music Hall

17th – Newcastle @ Cumberland Arms

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Track List:

Bright Moon

New Beginning

My Lovely


Night Owls

The Long Goodbye

Drive All Night

Since The Night

Fresh Evening Rain

Mellow Magic


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