New video and tour dates from MV approved rockers
Primal blues-rock outfit THE PICTUREBOOKS have just announced their signing to Another Century. The German duo—Fynn Claus Grabke [vocals, guitar] and Philipp Mirtschink [drums]—capture a raw, rich, and real energy befitting of the room’s natural reverb, industrial aura, and spiritual spark.
The duo has received critical acclaim not only on their 2014 full-length ‘Imaginary Horse’ (RidingEasy Records), but also for their craft of building and customising motorcycles, and their skateboarding skills. The band have been featured on Noisey/Vice, Team Rock, Daytrotter, and more, 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.
The Picturebooks sound is as distinct as the smell of burnt motor oil coming off the sun-baked California desert highway,” explains Another Century’s VP of A&R Mike Gitter. “They are at once completely unique, musically unforgettable, and tapped into the psyche of rock n’ roll at its most primal. We had to get involved with these raw riders of the sonic highway.”
This September, THE PICTUREBOOKS will hit the road with Le Butcherettes on their month-long “A Raw Youth” European run. A full list of dates can be seen below. With a rigorous touring history, the band has played alongside Eagles of Death Metal, Kadavar, The Answer, and more, as well as performed at Riot Fest (Chicago, Denver; USA), Governor’s Ball (New York, USA), and Sziget (Hungary).
Additionally, THE PICTUREBOOKS have released a new video for their song ‘The Rabbit And The Wolf’, which was featured on their latest album ‘Imaginary Horse’. Directed byClaus Grabke, the video documents the two riding from city to city on their custom built choppers, amidst a number of daring stunts and electric performances.
The music video can be seen here:
“Nothing in the video for ‘The Rabbit and the Wolf’ is staged. We just filmed what happened on tour or when hanging around with our friends, riding choppers, skating etc. Some of it was filmed in Europe and some was filmed in the US. The lyrics in the song kinda describe us and the way we feel when being on tour, so it seemed appropriate to use mostly tour-footage for the video. Most of the smaller locations in this video are what really made this band. People believed in us and gave us the chance to play, even before we were signed. We kept coming back till the place was finally packed. We owe these people a lot!” explains the band.
THE PICTUREBOOKS 2016 Tour Dates:
with Le Butcherettes
22 SEP Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia
23 SEP Cologne, Germany – Artheater
25 SEP Copenhagen, Denmark – Loppen
27 SEP Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merleyn
28 SEP Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Theater
29 SEP Courtrai, Belgium – De Kreun
30 SEP Paris, France – Le Backstage By The Mill
01 OCT Stuttgart, Germany – Kellerclub
03 OCT Prague, Czech – Lucerna Music Bar
04 OCT Munich, Germany – Kranhalle
05 OCT Vienna, Austria – B72
07 OCT Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
08 OCT Milan, Italy – Tunnel
10 OCT Valencia, Spain – Loco Club
11 OCT Madrid, Spain – El Sol
12 OCT Barcelona, Spain – Sidecar
14 OCT London, UK – The Black Heart
15 OCT Coventry, UK – Kasbah (club night)
16 OCT Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
17 OCT Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
19 OCT Dublin, Ireland – The Workman’s Club
20 OCT Belfast, UK – Black Box
21 OCT Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
22 OCT Manchester, UK – Night & Day