ULTERIOR release debut album
aaamusic | On 17, Feb 2011
FINALLY Ulterior’s long-awaited debut album is to be released on March 7th 2011 with a string of live dates planned across Europe and the UK and an exclusive album launch show at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London on Wednesday the 9th of March, with support from the hotly tipped Islington Boys Club and the ever ethereal Neurotic Mass Movement.
Wild In Wildlife’ effortlessly wears its references on its sleeve. It is an unmistakable stadium sound synthesis that sonically falls somewhere between Simple Minds, The Sisters Of Mercy and Billy Idol… a shimmering noise-noir-pop production all set to their distinct brand of hypnotic chrome overdrive.
Recorded and mixed by long serving band producer Zlaya Hadzic (Sonic Youth / Tortoise) with two tracks also mixed by Robert Harder (Whitey / Brian Eno / Kylie) the end result is arguably their finest hour. Seductive hooks and vocals shine clearly amid the storm, all of which is set to a vicious mechanoid foundation of synthesizers and drum machines; a move that has already set Ulterior crucially apart from their contemporaries.
Free Download‘Big City Black Rain’ : www.ulteriorlondon.com
The album is to be released on Speed Records and will be available through both Rough Trade and online through the band’s brand new website – www.ulteriorlondon.com. A signed, limited edition hand-silk-screened print comes with the pre-ordered CD and a new tee-shirt design issued to coincide with the album release.
The sleeve artwork is an adaptation of the English contemporary artist and painter and founder of the Neomodern group – Guy Denning’s ‘Where’s Your Famous Golden Touch’.
Club filling anthems ‘Dream Dream’ and ‘Catherine’ along with the brooding and instantly iconic ballad ‘Big City Black Rain’ are topped off with the overtly epic and penultimate track ‘Wild In Wildlife’ hoping to drive Ulterior onto bigger and brighter stages. Again, their forward thinking setting a new trend for a dark and vociferous rock ‘n’ roll anchored to tormenting synthetic pulses, layered with magnificently euphoric and twisted synthesizer brutality.
“If life is to fix, fuck the cure – live sick”
2011 TOUR DATES
– MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED –
9th March – London, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
10th March – Brighton, The Hope
11th March – Leeds, The Common Place
13th March – Nottingham, The Bodega Social
1st April – Berlin, NBI – Germany
2nd April – Halle, VL – Germany