This is not the first time The Wave Pictures have worked on Daniel Johnston material. In 2009 they acted as his backing band on a full UK tour, during which time they played songs from throughout his career. More recently in 2013 they were invited, along with several other artists, to play two songs at a tribute night at which Daniel Johnston headlined himself.
The songs that The Wave Pictures choose to cover were both taken from the ‘Artistic Vice’ album. In 2014, when the band was asked to cover an album by an artist that they admired, and to tour that album in Spain, this is the one that they went for. As well as playing a selection of songs from ‘Artistic Vice’, the band have been working on a new album for release in 2015.
Tickets: RPM and Reflex, Newcastle & MADE Café in Whitley Bay