Posts Tagged ‘Ulrika Spacek’

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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‘Beta Male’ is taken from Ulrika Spacek’s debut album, The Album “Paranoia”, released 5th February 2016. space rock band Ulrika Spacek make their recording debut in mid February.

Described as ‘Krautrock meets MBV-style noisepop’ by The Guardian, the Berlin-formed, London based group were greeted with immediate heavy praise from taste making blogs The Quietus and DIY for their storming debut single She’s a Cult.
Debut LP The Album Paranoia due for release on 5th February through Tough Love Records has been preceded by a excellent series of appetite whetting preview cuts, running the gamut from the motorik buzz of Beta Male to the sweet psych pop of I Don’t Know. 

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Ulrika Spacek is the latest project of a former FatCat Records demo artist with Viscous Liquid and a friend.

Formed in Berlin 2014, now based in Homerton, London, they’ve been working on a self-produced record from various rooms in their shared house, initially formed under the joke that the music would sound like “Wooden Shjips trying to cover Television”.