Team Picture
Team Picture

Team Picture

Team Picture 

Potpourri Headache


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Louder Than War’s Ioan Humphreys has a listen to some more fuzzy, scuzzy, noisy rock from Leeds’ Team Picture.

Leeds’s alt-rockers Team Picture release their third and final release of 2016 in the form of the brilliantly titled brand new single Potpourri Headache. Co-produced by Chris Mulligan,

This epic 6.02 of a track starts of quietly, but slowly and surely it builds up an up with atmospheric and experimental guitar sounds. Lots of feedback, drum rolls, cymbals and subtle noise engulf the listener. Out of the noise comes a gentle guitar riff and pounding drums that spear the shoegaze haze. As the lead singer’s ethereal and otherworldly Siouxsie Sioux esque vocals kick in, you get a real feel for where this band is going with this track.

A heavier bass breaks up the measured noise and at times i swear they sound like the mighty The Telescopes. The bassy riff takes over and it almost becomes prog rocky in its execution. And combined with a nice guitar solo and plenty more guitar noise, this gorgeous track comes to a natural and exhausting climax.

Team Picture’s Potpourri Headache is released on 5th December and will be available on iTunes and Spotify. With a ‘Live At Leeds’ appearance already confirmed and new material aplenty on the horizon, expect plenty more from this emerging five-piece going into 2017. Good stuff.

Live Dates

15 Dec – The New Adelphi, Hull w/ Vulgarians, Kagoule

16 Dec – Wharf Chambers, Leeds w/ Cowtown, Yard Wars, The Orielles, Party Hardly

04 Feb – Headrow House, Leeds w/ Ulrika Spacek, Bo Ningen, Traams, Baba Naga

12 Feb – The Crescent, York w/ Her Name Is Calla

29 April – Live At Leeds, venue TBC


Team Pictures can be found on their websiteFacebook, Soundcloud and they also tweet as @teampictureband.


Words by Ioan Humphreys. More writing by Ioan can be found at his author’s archive. You can also find him on Twitter at @ioan_humphreys.

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