ULTIMATE PAINTING SHARE ‘TEN STREET’
LONDON SHOW 1ST NOVEMBER; FIRST US TOUR ALSO CONFIRMED
S/T DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED 27TH OCTOBER ON TROUBLE IN MIND
New duo Ultimate Painting, comprised of James Hoare (Veronica Falls) and Jack Cooper (Mazes), are set to release their self-titled debut album on 27th October via Trouble In Mind. They’ve already shared album tracks ‘Winter in Your Heart’ and ‘Ultimate Painting’ and today, they’re sharing ‘Ten Street’.
Written and sung by Jack, it’s centred around obsessive compulsive behaviour: ” I had a period recently when I was away on tour, driving a lot and I’d find myself breaking everything I was doing into fractions and percentages. Whether it was figuring out distances I’d travelled or what percentage of a journey I’d completed…speed, time… everything… and that turned into a weird thing where I was counting ‘tens’ of things”.
Having both been brought up on a heady stream of 60s bands and with a mutual appreciation of classic recording techniques, Jack and James set out to collaborate the old fashioned way, not allowing their music to be touched by anything digital.
The entirety of their debut was recorded straight to tape in James’ flat over a few months. It unravels and explodes outwards, at times meandering through a sparse dim lit cave and at others soaring up above the trees led by the perfect melody. The whole record feels like the rural romanticism of Ray Davies crossed with the cosmopolitan chic of early-Seventies NYC.
The band will tour the U.S. for the first time ever later this month including a weeklong stint at CMJ. A full list of tour dates is below, including a London show on 1st November at Total Refreshment Centre.
ULTIMATE PAINTING TOUR DATES:
Thu. Oct. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Permanent Records (in-store)
Fri. Oct. 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
Sat. Oct. 18 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Sun. Oct. 20 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
Mon. Oct. 21 – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ Smog (Bard College)
Tue. Oct. 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (Panache CMJ Showcase)
Tue. Oct. 22 – New York, NY @ Pianos (Kanine CMJ Showcase)
Wed. Oct. 23 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Trouble In Mind CMJ Showcase)
Fri. Oct. 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (Trouble In Mind CMJ Showcase)
Fri. Oct. 25 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Panache CMJ Showcase)
Wed. Oct. 29 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East (in-store)
Sat. Nov. 1 – London, UK @ Total Refreshment Centre (release show)