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LISTEN: New Ulrika Spacek
Christian Eede , February 28th, 2017 13:08

DIY band follow-up their 2016 debut

Ulrika Spacek will release a new album, entitled Modern English Decoration this June, and they have shared the first taste of it with 'Mimi Pretend' - you can listen above.

The album follows on from their debut released early last year, with the band again opting to record, produce and mix the full record in their shared home, a former art gallery.

"We enjoy listening to music through the album format and want our records to reflect that," says the band's Rhys Edwards. "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."

Edwards continues: "We started making this record as soon as we finished our first. Like our debut, we started with Track One on the album and went from there. Making a batch of songs then ordering them after they’re all finished isn't something we have much interest in."

The album sees the band continue their commitment to DIY production, having recorded across a number of rooms in the shared house. "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."

The band play London's Sebright Arms on March 8 and will support Slowdive in Glasgow and Liverpool at the end of March. The album is out, via Tough Love, on June 2. You can pre-order it here.

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