Ulrika Spacek return on June 2nd with the release of their second album,
Modern English Decoration due June 2nd via-TOUGH LOVE and share the new single
Much like their debut album released in early 2016, the band chose to record, produce and mix the entirety of their new record in their shared house – a former art gallery called ‘KEN’, so named because of a cryptic inscription found above the front door. Not just a studio and home, KEN is essentially the band’s hub, a space in which the surrounding ephemera of videos, artwork and even band photos are all created.
The band is sharing the first single 'Mimi Pretend' from the Modern English Decoration.
Ulrika Spacek formed in Berlin in one night, when 14-year-long friends Rhys Edwards and Rhys Williams conceptualized ‘Ulrika Spacek’ and came up with The Album Paranoia as their debut album title.
Moving back to London with the intention to record it, they were joined by Joseph Stone (guitars, organ, synths, violin), Ben White (bass) and Callum Brown (drums, percussion), ossifying into the five-piece they are now.
Unsurprisingly given the context of its creation, Modern English Decoration might be considered a companion piece of sorts to The Album Paranoia. But there are crucial differences. Most notably, this isn’t the work of the Ulrika Spacek conceptualized 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 recognize the merits in this.
Modern English Decoration was recorded and Mixed by Ulrika Spacek at KEN, London between July 2015 and November 2016.
March 8th - Sebright Arms, London
March 27th - The Art School, Glasgow (supporting Slowdive)
March 28th - Arts Club, Liverpool (supporting Slowdive)
April 29th - Portsmouth Psych Fest
April 30th - Festevol, Liverpool
August 4th - OFF Festival, Katowice
B I Z Z A R R E
Ulrika Spacek- Mimi Pretend
Ulrika Spacek - ‘Modern English Decoration’
3. Dead Museum
5. Everything, all the time
6. Modern English Decoration
7. Full of Men
8. Saw A Habit Forming
9. Victorian Acid
10. Protestant Work Slump