Apr 28 2018
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Imagine a band who have decided that the Velvet Underground’s third, self-titled album is the be-all and end-all recorded music, and you come pretty close to picturing Ultimate Painting.
Imagine a band that has decided that the Velvet Underground’s self-titled third album is the be-all and end-all recorded music, and you come pretty close to picturing Ultimate Painting.
The band’s sound centres heavily on the kind of breezy, electric guitar-led melodicism that Lou Reed and company defined so neatly in the late 1960s, with hints of a love of the Beatles, and the cult favourites of Flying Nun Records.
But that is not to be damning about Ultimate Painting’s music at all. Though their reference points are quite specific, their sound is utterly charming and crafted with the exact right balance of reverence and irreverence.
Over consecutive records, the London duo of Jack Cooper and James Hoare, have crafted a solid oeuvre of jangle-pop gems.
Their newest record, Up!, is released in April, so this gig will be a celebratory affair that guarantees a good time.