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Talking Pictures release debut single ‘Mirrors’ on May 23rd

April 18, 2011 by  

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Talking Pictures release debut single ‘Mirrors’ on May 23rd

‘Mirrors’ is the new single from Talking Pictures, released May 23rd through Split Records. Balancing gratifying pop hooks with intelligent, creative melodies, Talking Pictures weave rough-edged synth sounds with their cutting, angular guitars to create a shimmering slice of glacial indie-pop. ‘Mirrors’ will be available on 7”, featuring remixes from Is Tropical, Voluntary Butler Scheme and Joe and Will Ask.

Mixed by Britt Myers (Yeasayer), ‘Mirrors’ is a shining example of Talking Pictures’ staple sound, which was born through the ambitious vision of singer and guitarist Nicholas Harrision. Through meeting keyboard player and self-confessed electronics geek Andy Hall-Hall, the band’s sound became realised: “I remember the first thing Nicholas said to me was that he wanted it to be like Motown, but with electronics – like Ray Charles meets Justice,” says Andy.
Talking Pictures soon took this original blueprint and warped it to create spikey, synth-laden indie, injected with huge, euphoric choruses. Like many great pop songwriters, Talking Pictures use their instantly accessible melodies to push darker themes. Of ‘Mirrors’, Nicholas says: “It’s sort of a cautionary tale. It’s about going out and getting a bit too messed up, and realising you have to take a look at yourself.”
The band have shared stages with the likes of The Naked and Famous and Monarchy and can be seen touring venues and festivals across this summer, including a date at Brighton’s Great Escape on 12th May.

‘Mirrors’ is released on 7” through Split Records on May 23rd and available now through all good digital retailers.

Live dates:
9th April – Moles, Bath
18th April – Kasbah, Coventry
20th April – The Forum, Sheffield
21st April – Milo, Leeds
22nd April – Start The Bus, Bristol
12th May – Great Escape Festival, Brighton
10th June – Old Queens Head, London
5th July – Fieldview Festival, Wiltshire
12th July – Firefly Festival, Shropshire



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