Another HUGE in store for you chaps…and also one of the staffs favourite bands around at the moment – after their debut album featured in our best of at the end of last year (We still can’t shake those dreamy melodies out of our heads)
We are very excited to announce ULTIMATE PAINTING, live in store @ 6:30pm on Wednesday 5th August.
The guys will be releasing their second album ‘Green Lanes’ on Trouble In Mind on August 7th – but you can exclusively pick your copy up two days earlier at this show in our shop.
It’s free to get in of course, but only to the first 60 odd people. We will open our doors around 6:15pm, and it will be on a first come first served (let in) basis:)
We’ll also be selling our famous pies, and refreshments – so a perfect chance to get some great foods whilst you watch on…
We may even be selling the Ultimate Pie…
More news on the band below, and a sneaky track from their new album. Enjoy and see you there!
“Green Lanes” is the second album from London-based band Ultimate Painting. Formed as a loose collaboration by Jack Cooper (Mazes) & James Hoare (Veronica Falls) the project quickly turned into a full-fledged band in 2014 with the release of their s/t debut album on Trouble In Mind.That album received praise worldwide from NME, Pitchfork,Consequence of Sound & more & with “Green Lanes” the band is poised for more accolades.
The album is focused & cohesive, the result of two voices becoming one and each member ’s songs complimenting the other, carving out a distinct & unified voice as Ultimate Painting. Slinking out of the gate, the first song “Kodiak” is an hummable future-classic with Cooper & Hoare’s guitars dancing around each other with ease. The licks & lyrics conjuring up images of Sixties California & Seventies New York; a picture of dark clouds on a sunny day. The rest of the album follows suit with the air y, lush harmonies of “Sweet Chris” & “Two From The Vault ” and even kicks up some dust with the chooglin’ “(I’ve Got The) Sanctioned Blues” and the manic ”Woken By Noises”. While their s/t debut was all Cooper & Hoare, this time out, they are augmented by the addition of their live drummer Neil Robinson who provides propulsion on all but one of “Green Lanes”s tracks.
The album artwork was once again provided by Portland artist Bradley Kerl, who portrayed Hoare’s London flat & recording space chock full of the equipment used to record both the band’s albums casually tumbling toward the viewer.