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In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2018

Another year gone by means a few dozen more popular bands broke up, but not Coldplay. (No offense to them but imagine how psyched people…
Scott Lapatine | December 12, 2018 - 12:19 pm

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Modern Nature – “Peradam” Video

Last year, the English duo Ultimate Painting broke up in the middle of the rollout for a new album, citing "an irreconcilable breakdown." As a…
Connor Duffey | May 15, 2019 - 9:24 am

Ultimate Painting Break Up And Cancel Album Release, Citing “Irreconcilable Breakdown”

English duo Ultimate Painting have broken up. In a statement, Jack Cooper cited "an irreconcilable breakdown" with bandmate James Hoare. The group had just announced
James Rettig | February 12, 2018 - 12:08 pm

Ultimate Painting – “Not Gonna Burn Myself Anymore” Video

After releasing three albums in as many years, Ultimate Painting took 2017 off while the band's Jack Cooper put out a solo album. But this…
Peter Helman | January 29, 2018 - 9:30 am

Jack Cooper – “A Net”

Ultimate Painting's Jack Cooper will release a solo album this Friday. It's called Sandgrown, and we've already heard singles "Gynn Square" and "North Of Anywhere."
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 21, 2017 - 1:11 pm

Jack Cooper – “Gynn Square”

Jack Cooper of Mazes and Ultimate Painting is releasing a solo album called Sandgrown this summer. Lead single "North Of Anywhere" was a lovely low-key…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2017 - 9:36 am

Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting) – “North Of Anywhere”

Jack Cooper is best known as one half of Ultimate Painting alongside James Hoare, and he also fronts Mazes, a project that predates Ultimate Painting.
Chris DeVille | June 7, 2017 - 9:31 am

The Proper Ornaments – “Bridge By A Tunnel”

Back in November we shared "Cremated (Blown Away)" by Proper Ornaments, the duo of Ultimate Painting's James Hoare and Toy's Max Oscarnold. The band is…
Chris DeVille | January 9, 2017 - 12:34 pm

Ultimate Painting – “Monday Morning, Somewhere Central” Video

Ultimate Painting offered their latest full-length, Dusk, a couple months ago. It's a collection of melodic, soothing psychedelia that with a hypnotic lure pierced by…
Collin Robinson | November 28, 2016 - 12:53 pm


Proper Ornaments – “Cremated (Blown Away)”

Proper Ornaments are the duo of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (Toy), and they have an album called Foxhole on the…
Margaret Farrell | November 22, 2016 - 9:04 am

Stream Ultimate Painting Dusk

Ultimate Painting, a London duo whose members spent time in Mazes and Veronica Falls, just released their impressive album Green Lanes last year. And later…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2016 - 11:12 am

Ultimate Painting – “Song For Brian Jones” Video

UK duo Ultimate Painting are about to put out Dusk, their third album in as many years. We've heard psychedelic first single "Bills," and now…
Peter Helman | August 29, 2016 - 9:10 pm

Ultimate Painting – “Bills”

It's been less than a year since the dreamy UK rock duo Ultimate Painting released their sophomore LP Green Lanes, but they've just announced plans…
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2016 - 10:43 am

Woods – “Know Your Minute” & Ultimate Painting – “Into The Darkness” (Stereogum Premiere)

DIY rock heroes Woods and Ultimate Painting are teaming up for a tour that launches this week, and to commemorate the occasion each band has…
Chris DeVille | April 20, 2016 - 12:37 pm

Ultimate Painting – “(I’ve Got The) Sanctioned Blues”

Last year UK duo Ultimate Painting -- James Hoare (Veronica Falls) and Jack Cooper (Mazes) -- graced our ears with their self-titled debut, and their…
Lisa Brown | July 8, 2015 - 12:28 pm