This Picture (band)
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|Labels||RCA/Dedicated Records, Rough Trade|
|Past members||Symon Bye|
The band consisted of lead singer Symon Bye, Duncan Forrester (drums), Robert Forrester (guitar), and Austen Rowley, who replaced original bass player Steve Hughes in 1991. The band released two albums, the Kevin Moloney-produced A Violent Impression (1991) and City of Sin (1994), both issued by RCA Records in the U.S. and Dedicated Records in the UK.
Tom Demalon drew comparisons to U2 and Hothouse Flowers in his review of the album Violent Impression. Demalon gave the album 2 stars in the review for AllMusic. In an interview for the online music magazine Perfect Sound Forever, Forrester described the thinking behind the change of bass player and also talks about the troubled second album and eventual band split.
Bye and Duncan Forrester kept in touch and continued to write and record, eventually signing a deal with EMI Publishing. In 2005, This Picture was scheduled to record a third album at the Loungefish Recording Studio in Gloucestershire with a 2006 release, but no release has been seen to date. Symon was also a member of a band called 'd tone & Me' and four of his songs are featured in a movie directed by E D Maytum, called Blind (2007).
Robert Forrester has started a new band with Steve Whitfield (ex Belljar) and the band 'Western Electric Sound System' is writing and recording material.
- A Violent Impression (Dedicated/RCA 1991)
- City of Sin (Dedicated/RCA 1994)
- "Naked Rain" (33⅓ EP, Rough Trade, 1989 - RTT237)
- "Breathe Deeply Now" (Dedicated, 1991)
- "Naked Rain" (Dedicated, 1991)
- "Stronger Than Life Itself" (Dedicated, 1991)
- "The Great Tree" (Dedicated, 1991)
- "With You I Can Never Win" (Dedicated, 1991)
- "Step Up" (Dedicated, 1992)
- "Highrise" (Dedicated, 1993)
- Acoustic Versions EP (Dedicated, 1994)
- "Hands On My Soul" (Dedicated, 1994)
- "Heart Of Another Man" (Dedicated, 1994)
- Sutton, Michael "This Picture Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-05-07
- Jenkins, Mark (1992) "With This Picture, Excess Exhilarating", Washington Post, 20 March 1992, p. N13
- Yeske, Katherine "This Picture", Trouser Press, retrieved 2011-05-07
- Demalon, Tom "Violent Impression Review", AllMusic, retrieved 2011-05-07
- "An Interview with Robert Forrester" by Pete Crigler, Furious.com, retrieved 11 June 2015
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