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

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 |
Newer Stories Older Stories
Chalk Chalk Chalk Up A Panda Release¬
22nd June 2016
Read the full story »
Alphaduka Cosmic Strip! Alphaduka Reach For The Pop Stars!
18th June 2016
Read the full story »
Desperate Journalist Desperate Journalist 'leave Home' Again...
16th June 2016
Read the full story »
H U S H ! H U S H ! Dream Of Teenage Weekends
26th May 2016
Read the full story »
ALMA Alma Get All Mixed Up!
18th May 2016
Read the full story »
The Hosts The Hosts Tour The 'moon'!
19th April 2016
Read the full story »
nong100 The 'every Day Is Record Store Day' T-shirt Is Here!
4th April 2016
Read the full story »
Sean Grant & The Wolfgang Sean Grant & The Wolfgang Get Deadly!
24th March 2016
Read the full story »
Cavalry Don't Stop The Cavalry!
23rd March 2016
Read the full story »
Coquin Migale Coquin Migale Fight The 'grindie' Wars!
21st March 2016
Read the full story »
Singles 15 Beermats R Us! The Panda Singles ’15 Compilation Album Is Here!!
19th March 2016
Read the full story »
Helsinki Capital Stuff! Helsinki Hits London!
17th March 2016
Read the full story »
ALMA Alma Get Dirty With 'the Gardener!
10th March 2016
Read the full story »
Dalton Get Fabulously Sad Dalton Song For Free!
24th February 2016
Read the full story »
Alphaduka Alphaduka Kick Off Singles '16!
4th February 2016
Read the full story »
Whistlejacket Whistlejacket's 'what I Ate On Sunday' Ep Released 05.02.16
1st February 2016
Read the full story »
Ghost Suns Ghost Suns Join The Singles 'club'!
21st January 2016
Read the full story »
Longfellow Full Longfellow Bush Hall Bill Announced!!!
20th January 2016
Read the full story »
Fake Laugh Fake Laugh Is Losing His Mind Tricks!!
20th January 2016
Read the full story »
Desperate Journalist Oh My Sneezy Biscuits It's...week 2 Of Pandamonium '16!!!
11th January 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 |
Newer Stories Older Stories
Chalk Chalk Up A Panda Release¬ »
Cosmic Strip! Alphaduka Reach For The Pop Stars! »
Desperate Journalist 'leave Home' Again... »
H U S H ! Dream Of Teenage Weekends »
Alma Get All Mixed Up! »
The Hosts Tour The 'moon'! »
The 'every Day Is Record Store Day' T-shirt Is Here! »
Sean Grant & The Wolfgang Get Deadly! »
Don't Stop The Cavalry! »
Coquin Migale Fight The 'grindie' Wars! »
To keep up to date with all things fierce panda sign up to our newsletter here:
1
Jul
Coquin Migale
@ Fiction & Cameo, Romford
2
Jul
Coquin Migale
@ Little Buildings Stage, Newcastle
5
Jul
Whistlejacket
@ The Victoria, London
ning standard #99 » (May 2016)
ning standard #98 » (May 2016)
ning standard #97 » (May 2016)
ning standard #96 » (Apr 2016)
ning standard #95 » (Mar 2016)
Sean Grant & The Wolfgang - Brother »
Cavalry - Everything »
Fake Laugh - Mind Tricks »
Coquin Migale - Grindie »
Whistlejacket - Stay-N »