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We’ve already shared a couple of excellent tracks from Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures’ new album Tequila Island.

Now we have a third for you – Living Without You – which is another lo-fi cracker.

I like the experience, the change, but living without you is strange,” laments Brinks in his signature nasal tones over a lazy lo-fi Americana roll. It is an ode to the cruel pain of distance between lovers—all beautifully propelled along by a softly brushed drumroll, a wandering bassline, and a hair-raising duelling mandolin/guitar solo.

Listen below. Buy the album here.


See them live:

Sept 10th – LONDON – The Lexington
Sept 11th – HUDDERSFIELD – Northern Quarter
Sept 13th – MIDDLESBROUGH – Middlesbrough Town Hall – Courtroom Sessions
Sept 14th – EDINBURGH – Sneaky Petes


A couple of weeks ago Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures shared their new single Sober In Barcelona, which is the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming new album, Tequila Island, released next week, 21st June on Fika Recordings.

it’s an ode to a lost afternoon in the baking Spanish sun that sees Mr Brinks mournfully lamenting a period of sobriety on the Plaça de Sol in Gràcia that he swears he’ll never put himself through again.


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.

Listen here.