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22 February 2019
The Picturebooks: release single and video for title track "The Hands Of Time"
The Picturebooks:  release single and video for title track "The Hands Of Time"

Two more weeks and THE PICTUREBOOKS’ new album “The Hands Of Time” finally drops worldwide. Today the duo is releasing another stunning video, shot in LA with several nice guest appearances, to the title track of the upcoming album, which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/q0MY4s4o-n0

THE PICTUREBOOKS comment: “This video that is about being in the present, being in the now and believing in yourself. It features people celebrating that with us, friends from LA who believed in us from day one. Pro Skater Ray Barbee played our first ever show in the US with us, Dennis Lyxzen gave us a chance by having us open for his band The International Noise Conspiracy which was our first bigger show, Imogen Lehtonen was on our first cover and in three of our music videos... Everyone in this video was a huge help along the way and Los Angeles, our second home, where all of this was filmed shaped this band in many ways.”

The official music videos to the previously released singles can be found here: 

 “Electric Nights” here: https://youtu.be/QMvT8ZdnWSs

 “Howling Wolf” here: https://youtu.be/D31RiVi9NC8

Don’t miss THE PICTUREBOOKS on their recently announced UK & EU Headline Tour. Support on the German dates is coming from the very special retro-rock duo The Alligator Wine.


06.04.2019 Vitoria Gasteiz, Helldorado (ES)

07.04.2019 Wurlitzer Ballroom, Madrid (ES)

08.04.2019 Rocksound, Barcelona (ES) 

10.04.2019 Club Volta, Cologne (DE)*

11.04.2019 Dynamo Werk 21, Zurich (CH)

12.04.2019 Hansa 39, Munich (DE)*

14.04.2019 Chelsea, Vienna (AT)

15.04.2019 Robot, Budapest (HU)

16.04.2019 Café v lese, Prague (CZ)

18.04.2019 BiNuu, Berlin (DE)*

20.04.2019 Bastard Club, Osnabrück (DE)*

21.04.2019 Übel & Gefährlich, Hamburg (DE)*

23.04.2019 Debaser Strand, Stockholm (S)

24.04.2019 Beta, Copenhagen (DK)

26.04.2019 Spring Break Festival (Minoga), Poznan (PL)

28.04.2019 ClubCANN, Stuttgart (DE)*

29.04.2019 Das Bett, Frankfurt (DE)*

30.04.2019 De Zwerver, Leffinge (B)

01.05.2019 Melkweg Upstairs, Amsterdam (NL)

03.05.2019 Asylum 2, Birmingham (UK)

05.05.2019 King Tuts, Glasgow (UK)

06.05.2019 Cluny 2, Newcastle (UK)

08.05.2019 Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)

09.05.2019 Exchange, Bristol (UK)

10.05.2019 Underworld, London (UK)

11.05.2019 La Boule Noire, Paris (F)

*w/ The Alligator Wine

“The Hands Of Time” will be available in the following formats:

  • Standard CD Jewelcase
  • black LP+CD 
  • transp. petrol green LP+CD (Green Hell)

lilac LP+CD 

“The Hands Of Time” was again produced in the band's own studio by THE PICTUREBOOKS and Claus Grabke. This time the duo is introducing a few new instruments to create an all-new vibe to their music, but still keeping true to THE PICTUREBOOKS sound aesthetic.

Pre-order here: https://thepicturebooks.lnk.to/TheHandsOfTime 


Fynn Claus Grabke - Vocals, Guitar

Philipp Mirtschink - Drums