Indie-rock duo The Picturebooks have a album entitled The Hands Of Time, which was mastered by Brian Lucey (Biffy Clyro, Marilyn Manson, The Black Keys, Ghost) and recorded in the band’s own studio they built themselves. They have released music videos for Electric Nights, Howling Wolf, The Hands Of Time, and most recently You Can’t Let Go, which features The Pretenders Chrissie Hynde. I’m sure they would love to talk to you about how Chrissie became a fan of the band and how they got her to ride a motorcycle for the first time ever for the You Can’t Let Go music video.
This video Howling Wolf was filmed in Yucca Valley, California and features Imogen Lehtonen. Bikes by Harley Davidson, Sacred Steel Los Angeles and Makter’s Moto Riverside. Technical supervision and bike maintenance by Allan Chadwick.
After relentlessly touring their last two albums worldwide with over 350 shows in the last three years The Picturebooks went back to their very own recording studio, boosting with inspiration and self-confidence. The goal was to add a new vibe to their music while still keeping true to The Picturebooks sound aesthetic. They used their new-found inspiration to work harder on the production of The Hands Of Time and to experiment with their signature sound and even introduced new instruments such as piano or tubular bells. The track Electric Nights,
They handcrafted some of their own percussion instruments as well, which they will be taking on the road with them to further spice up their energetic live shows. The Hands of Time is about accepting and celebrating nothing but the truth, the ups and downs of life, the tears and laughter and the deep friendship between the two band members Fynn Grabke (vocals, guitar) and Philipp Mirtschink (drums). The track Hands Of Time,
The Picturebooks Press Raves:
«It’s mixture of powerful singing and a strong instrumental base makes for a good time that lasts the entire album through».- Metal Insider
«When you first see the genre title Alternative Metal/Rock thoughts immediate turn to bands such as Bring Me The Horizon, Suicide Silence and Fall Out Boy. The Picturebooks defy this theory completely with their very unusual yet impeccable sound». – Distorted Sound Magazine
«Bluesy, dirty, sun-drenched throwback rock style at its most potent and endearing». – New Noise Magazine