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Northern Picture Library

Northern Picture Library was a British dream pop group formed in 1993 by Bobby Wratten and Annemari Davies, both former members of The Field Mice.They were soon joined by former drummer for The Field Mice; Mark Dobson.

The group adopted a more abstract, ambient and synthesiser-based sound than the more instantly-recognisable guitar-pop approach of The Field Mice. Theirdebut single, “Love Song For The Dead Che”, was a cover of a song by 1960s psychedelic group United States Of America, and both it and the followingalbum, Alaska, won critical acclaim, however sales were poo ...read more

Northern Picture Library was a British dream pop group formed in 1993 by Bobby Wratten and Annemari Davies, both former members of The Field Mice.They were soon joined by former drummer for The Field Mice; Mark Dobson.

The group adopted a more abstract, ambient and synthesiser-based sound than the more instantly-recognisable guitar-pop approach of The Field Mice. Theirdebut single, “Love Song For The Dead Che”, was a cover of a song by 1960s psychedelic group United States Of America, and both it and the followingalbum, Alaska, won critical acclaim, however sales were poor, even compared to The Field Mice’s records. The group members’ personal problems (variousmembers succumbed to depression, stagefright and substance abuse) made touring difficult, and thus also made it difficult for the group to promote theirrecords effectively. Two more EPs followed before the group was dissolved. Wratten later went on to form Trembling Blue Stars, with Davies also joining thegroup in a later incarnation.

In 2005 the entire Northern Picture Library back catalogue was released on two CDs on the LTM label. « hide

Similar Bands: Slowdive, The Field Mice, Trembling Blue Stars, Belle and Sebastian, Brighter

Alaska
2009

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Postscript
2005

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1 Votes

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