Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures will release a new album, Tequila Island, on 21st June via Fika Recordings (order here).
It is their fifth album together, but the first since 2015’s My Ass. That’s not to say either have been slacking in that time—both are notoriously prolific: The Wave Pictures have turned out five albums and Brinks seven since they last came together in the studio.
To any of you familiar with Stanley Brinks’ huge discography—more than 100 albums—Tequila Island might, we stress might, sound a little more raw; less sophisticated than some of his other recordings. It’s still rich in jazzy sounds and original structures however, but the tracks are looser and full of playfulness, with the lyrics carrying the essence of the songs.
Lead single and title track Tequila Island is a feel-good slice of sun-kissed summer fun that’s probably best enjoyed this weekend with one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.