fierce panda records
home
shop
artists
news
gigs
videos
info
Ultrasound
Ultrasound: The Comeback Continues
17th May 2012
Share: Artist Profile
*ULTRASOUND RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM*
*A LITTLE BIT AFTER THE FIRST ONE QUITE A BIG LITTLE BIT, ACTUALLY*

?ìWeve been away for a while / But we were never in style...¬ù ‚ Welfare State
They said it would never happen. And by they we mean the band, their friends and anyone who had ever worked with them. But somehow, against all odds and several wads, ULTRASOUND are back. Back with a fresh attitude. Back with a new keyboard player. Back with a second album a mere 13 (thats thirteen) years after colossal debut Everything Picture rattled the gills of the album charts. And back on fierce panda, launch pad for their debut Same Band single the first time around. You really couldnt make it up, but make up they have.

Ultrasound - 'Play For Today' - fierce panda - September 24th accompanied by single 'Beautiful Sadness', which also has a release date of September 24th. Watch the pop promo video for it here right now. Tidy.

LIVE : LONDON KINGS CROSS SCALA: OCT 4TH - rescheduled (original tickets still valid) 9.00 adv. - www.wegottickets.com/bullandgate/event/173099
£18.00 ticket and signed CD bundle - www.wegottickets.com/event/173101
The Band: Andrew Tiny Wood (vocals / guitar); Richard James Green (guitars / vocals); Vanessa Best (bass / vocals); Bob Birch (keyboards); Andy Peace (drums)

This much we know: as the Twentieth Century wheezed to a close Ultrasound were in the process of spectacularly imploding. 1999 might have been the first year the known world heard of the likes of Doves, Coldplay, Elbow and Muse but for Ultrasound the race was already almost run, a journey which had seen them catapulted from the obscurity of a squat in West London to the front of the NME and a megadeal with Nude Records with scarcely a pause for breath. The fallout was, in a way, as thrilling as the rise upwards. Battered by a reality they didnt understand and bent out of shape by a music industry they no longer trusted they parted company and walked out of the party. It would be ten years before they set foot on the same stage again. But eventually, thanks to the charitable needs of a benefit gig for Tim Smith from The Cardiacs, Ultrasound did find themselves back together in a rehearsal room in 2010. Subsequent carefully chosen live shows at the Bull & Gate, Cargo and the Borderline presented a band who were (back) at ease with themselves. And creating the mammoth sounds of last years comeback single Welfare State / Sovereign gave them a taste for the creative juices they had never lost, just gently misplaced for a decade. The excellent news is that that lost decade has not withered their appetite for gargantuan pop hooks and outlandlishly cosmic freakouts. Play For Today was recorded in SNAP studios in North London and produced by Guy Massey. It consists of ten songs sprawled across 53 minutes and ransacks their trademark widescreen heart-searching / art-thrusting box of prog tricks, veering from the rocknroll brutalism, sadfaced pop hookery and an epic number replete with mournful colliery brass band.

Of course, it is sublimely, typically Ultrasound that it should be thirteen years which separate their albums. Never knowingly understated at the best of times it would somehow have been poor form if they had waited a prissy half decade like the Stone Roses before getting around to a follow-up. So here they are now. Entertain them. And quickly ‚ otherwise it could well be the year 2025 before we get to hear a third album¬¶

Play For Today Tracklisting:
¢ Welfare State ¢ Beautiful Sadness ¢ Twins ¢ Nonsense ¢ Between Two Rivers ¢ Goodbye Baby, Amen ¢ Deus Ex Natura ¢ Long Way Home ¢ Glitter Box ¢ Sovereign ¢

www.ultrasoundtheband.com

newsroll
Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 |
Newer Stories Older Stories
Raglans Raglans Head True North
16th November 2016
Read the full story »
Coquin Migale Coquin Migale Go Soft On New Single!
16th November 2016
Read the full story »
Desperate Journalist Desperate Journalist Grow Up!
15th November 2016
Read the full story »
A Lily A Lily Blossoms In The Singles Club!
15th November 2016
Read the full story »
please look after this bear Please Look After This Bear Ahoy!
10th November 2016
Read the full story »
Joey Fourr Joey Fourr Looks Forr Uhmericka!
7th November 2016
Read the full story »
ALMA Get Free Alma Reworks Album!
21st October 2016
Read the full story »
Desperate Journalist Word Up! Desperate Journalist Hit Kamio!
10th October 2016
Read the full story »
Pile Tape Fear! Pile Pile On Back To The Uk!
10th October 2016
Read the full story »
Coquin Migale Coquin Migale Go All Soft!
7th October 2016
Read the full story »
Whistlejacket Whistlejacket Double Ep Vinyl Lp Due 21.10!
7th October 2016
Read the full story »
Affairs Affairs Live A Life Of Leisure!
7th October 2016
Read the full story »
Raglans Raglans Land On The Panda!
22nd September 2016
Read the full story »
White Giant White Giant 'keep The Lights On'!
7th September 2016
Read the full story »
ALMA This Is Not A Brexit! Alma Hit Europe!
4th September 2016
Read the full story »
Whistlejacket Whistlejacket Whistle Up A Vinyl Album!
4th September 2016
Read the full story »
485C 485c Turn The Town Red!
10th August 2016
Read the full story »
Ghost Suns Ghoul's Out! Ghost Suns Float On!
10th August 2016
Read the full story »
Sean Grant & The Wolfgang Lupine Growl! Sean Grant Gets Deadly!
9th August 2016
Read the full story »
Whistlejacket New Whistlejacket Ep And Tour!
24th July 2016
Read the full story »
Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 |
Newer Stories Older Stories
newsroll
Raglans Head True North »
Coquin Migale Go Soft On New Single! »
Desperate Journalist Grow Up! »
A Lily Blossoms In The Singles Club! »
Please Look After This Bear Ahoy! »
Joey Fourr Looks Forr Uhmericka! »
Get Free Alma Reworks Album! »
Word Up! Desperate Journalist Hit Kamio! »
Tape Fear! Pile Pile On Back To The Uk! »
Coquin Migale Go All Soft! »
sign up
To keep up to date with all things fierce panda sign up to our newsletter here:
live shows
7
Dec
Affairs
@ The Pen & Pencil, Manchester
8
Dec
Raglans
@ Patronaat, Haarlem
9
Dec
Raglans
@ So What!, Gouda
donate
'Please Look After This Bear': a fierce panda compilation. Pay-what-you-like for music-you-may-love... more »
newsletters
ning standard #111 » (Dec 2016)
ning standard #110 » (Dec 2016)
ning standard #109 » (Nov 2016)
ning standard #108 » (Oct 2016)
ning standard #107 » (Oct 2016)
videos
Raglans - Who Knows »
Whistlejacket - Oh Brother »
Ghost Suns - Wait Out »
Sean Grant & The Wolfgang - 7 Deadly 7 »
Coquin Migale - PT. 2 »