Neu Pick: Ulrika Spacek enter a new stratosphere on ‘Beta Male’

Ulrika Spacek enter a new stratosphere on ‘Beta Male’

Tough Love-signed experimentalists strike gold on a track from their debut album.

Ulrika Spacek have seen more of the world outside than most of us. Their music lifts off from Planet Earth into another galaxy, cruising past blazing meteors and diamond-encrusted comets like anything’s possible.

On their debut album ‘The Album Paranoia’, the Berlin-formed group (based out of a collaborated between Rhys Edwards and Rhys Williams) force gold out of psychedelic sludge. None more so than on ‘Beta Male’, a frighteningly-charged trip across several stratospheres, lumping bold guitar parts with bonkers atmospherics. There’s an underlying sense of infinity to everything they do, like they’ve leapt onto a space mission with no final destination. Dangerous, foolhardy stuff that nobody in their right mind should do - still fun, though.

‘The Album Paranoia’ is due out 5th February via Tough Love. Pre-order here.

Catch them live at the following shows:

29 Luxembourg, Rotondes
30 Paris, Limbo Festival @ Petit Bain

05 London, Stag’s Head
08 Glasgow, Hug and Pint
09 Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
10 Bristol, Start the Bus
11 London, Rough Trade East
16 Manchester, Soup Kitchen
17 Liverpool, Studio 2

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