DIY blues rock duo The Picturebooks can’t wait to strike out alone after announcing the Home Is A Heartache Tour 2017.

German pair Fynn Claus Grabke and Philipp Mirtschink play this summer’s Ramblin’ Man Fair in Kent before hitting the road on a huge headline trek.

And Grabke said: “We are so excited about our own headlining European tour this year.

“It’s always fun supporting other bands like Monster Truck, Kadavar, The Answer, Les Butcherettes and ore.

“But going out and headlining ourselves makes it so much more exciting. We can´t wait to meet the many friends we made along the way and to make new ones as we go!”

Grabke is fameded for playing on obscure, vintage guitars he bought from thrift shops around the world while Mirtschink beats a drum set that consists of the largest possible drums that he hits with heavy duty felt beaters.

The set has no cymbals and instead includes a few self-made percussion instruments with huge chains, bells and more.

Home Is A Heartache is the band’s sophomore release and Another Century label debut.

The 14-track album was recorded in the band’s garage, where they regularly refurbish and repair motorcycles and choppers.

The UK leg of the band’s autumn tour kicks off in Southampton on October 4 and takes the band the length and breadth of Britain before ending up in Tunbridge Wells on October 22.

For full dates visit www.thepicturebooks.com