28th November 2010 Artist Profile »
**ULTRASOUND SOUND THE ALARM! **
** NEW LONDON SHOW = NEW PROGPOP DANGER!! **
They came, they saw, they thundered. Now, three gigs down the reformation line, everyone's favourite bombastic post-prog popsters ULTRASOUND have announced details of a new headline show at LONDON CARGO on MONDAY DECEMBER 6TH. Tickets are available www.wegottickets.com/event/97421here right now, and support band details have just been confirmed, with SILVERY and FILMS OF COLOUR joining the fray.
The Ultrasound Cargo show follows hot on the flaming heels of a brace of fervently received sold out gigs at the Lexington and the Bull & Gate in September, at which the sun-spinning fivesome revealed that they had lost none of their epic 'Everything Picture'-shaped nous since disbanding as the last century careered off the rails. This special Yuletide gig comes in the mistletoe-strewn midst of fresh songwriting sessions, which are expected to result in a brand new single release in March 2011, with an album to follow later in the year.
The Cargo show also coincides with the release of 'Leader Of The Starry Skies - A Tribute To Tim Smith'. Alongside the likes of Andy Partridge, Oceansize and William D Drake Ultrasound have contributed a Cardiacs cover to the compilation designed to raise money for the Cardiacs' frontman who, with a horrible twist of fate, had such a severe stroke two years ago he is still in hospital.
On a slightly lighter note fellow sonic adventurers SILVERY make an appearance on the Tim Smith compilation as well as an appearance on the Cargo bill: expect agitated crescendos and thoroughly irrepressible / frankly irreversible glam chop pop eruptions whisked off their recent é─˛Railway Architectureé─˘ album (Blow Up Records).
Finding an opener of sufficient scope and melodic muscle to take Ultrasound on at their own grandiose game was a challenge but we think that fiery newcomers FILMS OF COLOUR are up to the task. Their terrific current é─˛Actionsé─˘ single (Label Fandango) already suggests a widescreen pop sensibility but their live show is a wilder whirl of dramatic sound effects and sublimely mangled radioheadaches.
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