ULRIKA SPACEK – Share new cover track “Ease Yourself and Glide”

August 20, 2017


– Share new cover track Ease Yourself and Glide

– UK tour in October & Ride support tour in November
– Album ‘Modern English Decoration’ out now via Tough Love Records
“Ulrika Spacek have fast assumed a place in British psych’s new vanguard” – Uncut 
“An album that consistently hits its target in a magnetic, mesmerising way” – The Quietus 
“The band wrings a new beauty out of classic ‘90s American indie Rock” – Stereogum
“A window into Ulrika Spacek’s world; an introspective house of absorbing alienation” – Loud and Quiet 
“The London quintet have crafted an excellent sound crossing dream-pop and krautrock” – Drowned in Sound
“Riffs are layered to haunting effect” – The Sunday Times 
“MOJO’s unofficial theme song” – MOJO on “Full of Men”
“The results are terrific” – The Irish Times 

Having released their second album earlier this year, London-based five-piece Ulrika Spacek have shared their cover of Parsley Sound’s “Ease Yourself and Glide”, which was originally only available as a secret track on the limited edition of their recent LP.

Ulrika Spacek are set to tour the UK this October, which will be followed by a Ride support tour this November. As well as this the band will perform various European shows this summer including festival slots and headline performances.

Unsurprisingly given the context of its creation, Modern English Decoration might be considered a companion piece of sorts to the band’s debut LP The Album Paranoia. But there are crucial differences. Most notably, this isn’t the work of the Ulrika Spacek conceptualised by Edwards and Williams in Berlin – Modern English Decoration is the band as five rather than two people, and it shows. Those who have witnessed the intensity of their live show will instantly recognise the merits in this. The bass and drums provide a versatile anchor, at once soft, then aggressive, while the vocals drift woozily in and out, like druggy hindsight or skewed premonition. With three guitarists in the band guitars were always going to be central to the music, but what is less expected is the dynamic interplay between the trio that suggests a three-headed version of the Verlaine-Lloyd axis at the heart of Television. What’s more, the absence of reverb is integral, in part attributable to the ambience of the studio, but also a conscious decision in order to add focus. And focus is the abiding term: this is an album designed to be just so – a 45 minute commitment, a surrender.

‘Modern English Decoration is out now via Tough Love Records.

Ulrika Spacek tour dates:
20th – Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival – Old Newton, Doune
26th – Rock En Seine Festival – Paris
27th – This Must Be The Place Festival – Leeds
15th – Levitation Festival – Angers, France
16th – Hop Pop Hop – Orléans, France
20th – Zukunft Club, Zurich, Switzerland
21st – Les Trinitaires, Metz, France
22nd – Swamp – Freiburg, Germany
23rd – Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing, France
24th – Stroomhuis – Eindhoven, Netherlands
26th – Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark
27th – Obaren – Stockholm, Sweden
29th – Oceanen – Gothenberg, Sweden
30th – Radar – Aarhus, Denmark
1st – Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany
2nd – Z-Bau – Nürnberg, Germany
3rd – Nosta – Opwijk, Belgium
4th – Cinetol – Ameterdam, Netherlands
6th – The Angel – Nottingham, UK
7th – The Workmans Club – Dublin, Eire
9th – Hug and Pint – Glasgow, UK
10th – The Soup Kitchen – Manchester, UK
11th – Louisiana – Bristol, UK
12th – Oslo – London, UK
13th – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – Brighton, UK
21st – Ritual Union Festival – Oxford, UK
7th – O2 Forum Kentish Town – London, UK*
8th – O2 Institute – Birmingham, UK*
9th – SWX – Bristol, UK*
10th – Leeds Beckett University – Leeds, UK*
12th – O2 Academy 1 – Liverpool, UK*
13th – Boiler Shop – Newcastle, UK*
14th – The Queens Hall – Edinburgh, UK*
15th – The Sunflower Lounge – Birmingham, UK
* – supporting Ride

Order ‘Modern English Decoration

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