Ulrika Spacek have announced a bunch of North American tour dates in October including gigs in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York and the Desert Daze festival in California. You can check out a full list of dates below. Ulrika Spacek released their second album ‘Modern English Decoration’ last year and have toured with Ride, Slowdive and DIIV. You can grab the album here.
Ulrika Spacek tour dates
03 Soda Bar, San Diego
04 The Echo, L.A
05 The Catalyst Club, Santa Cruz
06 Thee Parkside, San Francisco
08 The Vera Project, Seattle
09 Fox Cabaret, Vancouver
10 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
12 Blue Lamp, Sacramento
13/14 Desert Daze, CA
17 Baby’s All Right, NY
The band formed in Berlin, when 14-year-long friends Rhys Edwards and Rhys Williams conceptualised ‘Ulrika Spacek’ and came up with their debut album title,’The Album Paranoia’. Moving back to London with the intention to record it, they were joined by Joseph Stone (guitars, organ, synths), Ben White (bass) and Callum Brown (drums, percussion), ossifying into the five-piece they are now. The album was released soon after with little forewarning but no little fanfare, and was accompanied by a year long, near-monthly club night called Oysterland that the band both curated and performed at.
Less than 18 months later, the follow up ‘Modern English Decoration’ and according to Edwards: “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.” Shirking the temptations to write ten three-minute singles, a more open and expansive style is preferred. Writing and arranging as they go, the intention is to let the material find its own place in the set, all the while retaining a sense of direction that avoids the pitfalls of self-indulgence.
‘Modern English Decoration’ tracklisting
Everything, All The Time
Modern English Decoration
Full Of Men
Saw A Habit Forming
Protestant Work Slump
For more information about Ulrika Spacek, visit ulrikaspacek.com.