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ULTERIOR Album Launch Tomorrow
Luke Turner , March 8th, 2011 12:36

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Tomorrow night at the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, Nottingham and London's finest gothic noise group Ulterior will launch their debut album, Wild In Wildlife, and the Quietus will be on hand to try and match their leathery racket with some choice black disques from our collection. The Bar & Kitchen is where the Quietus first saw Ulterior as a strobe-wielding group who sounded like JAMC being melted under the bottom of an Apollo rocket. It's also where we were a little perplexed by their morphing into Guns 'n' Roses, before stints in Europe (where, let us not forget, a penchant for souping up the Sisters Of Mercy is not sneered at as it is here) honed the the extravagance of this debut LP. It's not for everyone - indeed, we are quite sure that many of the Quietus' readers will loathe this record. But that's sort of the point. As we pointed it when first listening to Wild In Wildlife on Twitter, "They have properly gone for it, like a leather & chrome Evel Knievel flying over the Floodlands." Think also a far more convincing take on what Bobby Gillespie gets up to, just listen to the bit when all the machines drop in at the track below. If you want to know how this is rendered live, then head down to the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen tomorrow night, support from Islington Boys Club and Neurotic Mass Movement. Tickets but a fiver here, and you get a free download too. Ulterior then go on tour to the following places:

March 10th - Brighton, The Hope
March 11th - Leeds, The Common Place
March 13th - Nottingham, The Bodega Social
April 1st - Berlin, NBI - Germany
April 2nd - Halle, VL - Germany

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