Thursday 5 November 2015 at 7:30pm
The Soup Kitchen
31-33 Spear Street, Manchester, M11DF, United Kingdom
Tel: 0161 236 5100
Ultimate Painting, the duo of James Hoare (Veronica Falls) and Jack Cooper (Mazes), release their sophomore album, Green Lanes, on 7 August via Trouble In Mind (Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, Jacco Gardner). After touring North America and Europe with contemporaries such as Parquet Courts, Twerps and White Fence, Jack and James quickly retreated to James’ all-analogue home studio just off Green Lanes in North London to record the follow-up, joined this time by Mazes drummer Neil Robinson.
Green Lanes is the follow-up to Ultimate Painting’s 2014 self-titled debut, also released on Trouble In Mind. Acclaimed by critics and peers, the LP felt like a breath of fresh air, with one eye on the orange haze of the late sixties and another looking optimistically to a sparse post-digital space. Refined and economic, dreamy and quietly euphoric, it’s ten songs by two songwriters at the top of their game.
‘Every arrangement is perfect for the melody, and every melody sticks: the cardboard-box drum machine, walking bassline, cheap keyboard and simple guitar arpeggio of Riverside would be nothing individually; together they’re perfect’ – the Guardian, 5*
This show is a co-promotion with Comfortable On A Tightrope.
Tickets go on sale 10am on Friday 10 July.
Price: £7 adv
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