Picturebooks Reveal Great Heart


MVM approved blues duo announce return

Primal blues-rock duo The Picturebooks are excited to announce the release of their new album Home is a Heartache on March 10, 2017 via Another Century Records. The German duo — featuring Fynn Claus Grabke [vocals, guitar] and Philipp Mirtschink [drums] — performs enticing blues-saturated heavy rock, with Fynn playing on obscure vintage guitars he bought from thrift shops around the world, while Philipp beats a drum set that consists of the largest possible drums that he hits with heavy duty felt beaters. The set has no cymbals whatsoever and instead includes a few self-made percussion instruments with huge chains, bells, and more.

The Picturebooks explain: “We toured our first album Imaginary Horse for more than two years straight with multiple runs in Europe and America — we traveled endless miles in small beat up tour vans on never-ending highways, and lived out of hotels, couches, and sometimes, just the back of our van. When we finally returned home, music started pouring out of us and we finished writing, recording and mixing Home is a Heartache in our garage in just a few months. To us it symbolises this journey we’re on and the music we want to spread, giving it our everything every day and every night.

Some of the song titles say it all: “On These Roads I’ll Die,” “Wardance,” “I Need That Oooh,” “Inner Demons,” “I Came A Long Way For You,” and “Home Is A Heartache.”

Home is a Heartache will serve as the band’s sophomore release and Another Century label-debut.

The 14-track album was recorded in the band’s garage, where they regularly refurbish and repair motorcycles and choppers. The album captures a raw, rich, and real energy befitting of the room’s natural reverb, industrial aura, and spiritual spark. Pre-orders for Home is a Heartache begin on January 27, 2017.

The Picturebooks have received acclaim not only for their music, but also for their craft of building and customizing motorcycles, and their skateboarding skills. The band has been featured on Noisey/Vice, Daytrotter, and Alternative Press, to name a few, and the group’s motorcycle designs have been featured in the biggest bike magazines across the world, including Easyriders (USA), Custombike (Germany), Dice Magazine (UK), Hot Bike (Japan), and more.


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05.04. Schuur – Lucerne, Switzerland

07.04. Bikini – Barcelona, Spain

08.04. Caracol – Madrid, Spain

09.04. Cafe Antzokia – Bilbao, Spain



01. Seen Those Days

02. Wardance

03. Home Is A Heartache

04. Fire Keeps Burning

05. On These Roads I’ll Die

06. I Need That Oooh

07. The Murderer

08. Zero Fucks Given

09. Cactus

10. I Came A Long Way For You

11. Get Gone

12. Bad Habits Die Hard

13. Heathen Love

14. Inner Demons







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