New Music Of The Day: Ulrika Spacek – The Album Paranoia (Premiere)

London-via-Berlin duo Ulrika Spacek took a leaf out of Joe Meek’s book for the recording of ‘The Album Paranoia’, setting up shop in their house in the city. Released by Tough Love on February 5, it’s a sludgy, heavy treat which recalls My Bloody Valentine in places, and Sonic Youth in others.

Here’s what band nucleus Rhys Edwards and Rhys Williams had to say about it:

“After returning to London from Berlin we began work on the record pretty quickly. This record is much indebted to the house we live in. Recording here enabled us to switch between Rhys’ room and the living room and we were able to work in short two or three day bursts. This is a very blurry time looking back, but I know we were productive, I hope the record reflects this. Around this time we started putting on our own nights under the name Oysterland. We’ve combined each one with a different art exhibition, and this is something we are going to continue to do – hopefully we can now do it in some new places.”

The band are supporting Sunflower Bean later in February in the UK – check their full tour itinerary out below the album embed.

Friday January 29th Luxembourg Rotondes
Saturday January 30th Paris Limbo Festival @ Petit Bain
Monday February 1st Belgium Gent Cafe Video
Wednesday February 3rd Amsterdam OT301( w Those Foreign Kids)
Friday February 5th London Stag’s Head Tough Love Records
Saturday February 6th Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Monday February 8th Glasgow Hug and Pint
Tuesday February 9th Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Wednesday February 10th Bristol Start the Bus (free entry)
Thursday February 11th London In Store Rough Trade
Friday February 12 Brighton Prince Albert
Tuesday February 16th Manchester Soup Kitchen (with Sunflower Bean)
Wednesday February 17th Liverpool Studio 2