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If You Leave It Alone by The Wave Pictures

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Reviewed on 24th March 2009.

 
 

If You Leave It Alone

By The Wave Pictures

'If You Leave it Alone' is the latest single from whimsical Loughborough three piece, The Wave Pictures.

It's a shambling, story telling number, adorned with melancholic brass arrangements amongst generally very modest instrumentation. It would be fair to draw parallels, perhaps with Belle and Sebastian, in their most sullen of moods. Vocalist David Tattersall seems to have a comic sincerity in his voice, but with real soul, particularly in the line, "I'll cry for the bridges I've burned, just to give me a little room to move." The music is fantastically stripped down to allow for total concentration on this heartbreaking and charming tale. It's difficult to see how The Wave Pictures have managed to fly under the radar since 1998 with such a captivating and enchanting sound as this.

 

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