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Formed within one night in Berlin, Homerton-based five-piece ULRIKA SPACEK channel mind-manifesting, spiralling guitar jams similar to that of Deerhunter and Radiohead. Washed-out, dynamic vocals twirl around a web of guitar distortion, with the band’s inimitable live talent showcasing this at its very finest.

Having released debut record ‘The Album Paranoia’ through Tough Love Records (EU) and Lefse Records (US), Ulrika Spacek have spent time touring across Europe with DIIV, as well as being invited to play at the likes of The Great Escape, London Calling, Paris Psych Fest and Visions festivals amongst others this summer.

‘Strawberry Glue’ is taken from Ulrika Spacek’s debut album, The Album Paranoia, out now on Tough Love Records

Formed in Berlin in one night, long standing friends Rhys Edwards and Rhys Williams conceptualised ‘Ulrika Spacek’ and came up with The Album Paranoia as their debut album title. Moving back to their shared house ‘KEN’ last summer, an ex art gallery in Homerton, they began work on the project which was to become 10 track experimental alt-rock masterpiece The Album Paranoia. Today Ulrika Spacek premiere their first gripping single, ‘She’s a Cult’.

Ulrika Spacek’s soundscape is a cross pollination of hypnotic fuzz, with Tom Verlaine (Television) and Stephen Malkmus (Pavement) guitar idiosyncrasies and intertwining feelings of both angst and melancholia. Drawing influences from Krautrock to Sonic Youth and the above, the two Rhys’ brought in three expert musicians to complete the live formula, which unified The Album Paranoia and ‘Oysterland’, a series of club nights curated by the band, showcasing their first live performances with art installations.

‘She’s A Cult’ is taken from Ulrika Spacek’s debut album, The Album Paranoia, released 5th February 2016.

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Formed in Berlin in one night, longstanding friends Rhys Edwards and Rhys Williams conceptualised ‘Ulrika Spacek’ and came up with The Album Paranoia as their debut album title. Moving back to their shared house ‘KEN’ last summer, an ex art gallery in Homerton, they began work on the project which was to become 10 track experimental alt-rock masterpiece The Album Paranoia. Today Ulrika Spacek premiere their first gripping single, ‘She’s a Cult’,

Ulrika Spacek’s soundscape is a cross pollination of hypnotic fuzz, with Tom Verlaine (Television) and Stephen Malkmus (Pavement) guitar idiosyncrasies and intertwining feelings of both angst and melancholia. Drawing influences from Krautrock to Sonic Youth and the above, the two Rhys’ brought in three expert musicians to complete the live formula, which unified The Album Paranoia and ‘Oysterland’, a series of club nights curated by the band, showcasing their first live performances with art installations.

Live shows
05.12.15 – Unit 6, Hackney Wick, London.
17.12.15 – Oysterland at The Victoria, London.

Not far from Fews’ mesmeric drone-rock are Ulrika Spacek, a band formed in Berlin and based in London who have similar ideas about regulated rhythms and repetition, with an added layer of bliss-grunge (like krautrock meets MBV-style noisepop). The guitars are laid on thick like molasses; both pummelling and pretty. If you like the sound of that, you’ll doubtless love their debut full-length, The Album Paranoia, set to be released on 5 February 2016 through Tough Love Records. If you really can’t wait, you can see them live on Thursday 17 December at The Victoria in London.