LIVE – ULTIMATE PAINTING Draw Dreamy Circles in Brussels…

ULTIMATE PAINTING
Botanique, Brussels
11 October 2016

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ULTIMATE PAINTING is Jack Cooper and James Hoare of two different indie bands, respectively, Mazes and Veronica Falls. A remarkable singer/songwriter duo gifted with
a remarkable production engine. They released three albums – hello, Radiohead? – in
just over two years, while getting better and better along the way. With every longplayer
they gain more fans and critical acclaim. The sensitive pair paint moony day-and-night
dreams with highly appealing, blue guitar colors many – young and old – can relate to.
Like the softer side of that legendary New York gang The Velvet Underground.

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Harmonic, melodic and atmospheric. Delicious acoustic meditations on their daily
life observations amplified with glowing, electric guitars. Live they get assistance from
bassist Will Young & drummer Bill Roe. The four-piece landed in Brussels last Tuesday following the launch of their brand new 3rd LP ‘Dusk‘. Their quietest moments so far. Uncomplicated but richly crafted melodies driven by a glimmering flood of delicious,
repetitive guitar promenades. Natural born songs, no special effects. Like a rippling,
little mountain river finding its own way. The perfect mood for those long, dark and
cold nights coming back slowly around the corner. Their set – a sparkling mix of their
work so far – got everybody in a kind of spiritual mindset caused by the warmth and
intimacy that quickly filled the wonderful basement of this historical Botanique building.

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But in the end the band surprised everybody with a boiling blues jam rendition of Ten Street . As if they wanted to warn the floating audience that we need to get out of the magical fantasy box – they created themselves – now and then, back into real life. A thrilling exclamation mark after a delightful performance.

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This performance here for Seattle’s KEXP radio station will give
you a pretty good idea of the band’s sonic world …


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(concert pics by JL)

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