JUST a year after the release of their debut album last February, Ulrika Spacek have revealed plans to release their second album Modern English Decoration this June.
Opting once again to record, produce and mix the whole record in their shared home, a former art gallery called ‘KEN’, the five piece have stayed true to the self-reliant creativity and tireless DIY ethic with which they have become synonymous; picking up exactly where they left off with this new taster track called ‘Mimi Pretend’.
Traversing into the cavernous world of lo-fi experimental rock, the track is a sprawling arrangement of fuzzy guitars, looping rhythms and distorted vocals; oscillating between soft melodies and heavy, reverberating guitar sections. With nods to the spaced out sounds of shoegaze, it is perhaps unsurprising to learn that the band will be supporting Slowdive at the Art School in Glasgow on 27th March.
Continuing to demonstrate their massive creative potential, the band’s Rhys Edwards said: “We enjoy listening to music through the album format and want our records to reflect that. Though we may explore this in the future, our records are not ‘jam’ records. We’re fans of collage based art, and create music in the same way.”
“This record was made in various rooms in our house, predominantly in the living room,” Edwards says. “Every part of the album reflects this, from the title to the setting of the lyrics. Doing everything ourselves is not just necessary: it’s important to us, as it allows us to truly create our own world.”
Modern English Decoration will be released on 2nd June. Check out the new track below: