Ulrika Spacek’s music is a combination assault on the senses and lulling, meditative fuzz. They’ve had My Bloody Valentine and krautrock comparisons aplenty due to their compressed sound, repetitive guitars, and infinite growling drone. Rhys Edwards and Rhys Williams have been friends for 14+ years, but it wasn’t until last year that the Berliners decided to form Ulrika Spacek. Their debut, The Album Paranoia, came out earlier this year and scored the band fanfare from the likes of NME, The Guardian, and Brooklyn Vegan, along with a supporting slot on DIIV’s most recent tour.
Listening to The Album Paranoia, it’s not hard to see what the fuss is all about. The band serves up the fuzz every way it comes: catchy pop songs, beautifully moody instrumental songs, and all out rockers.
Ulrika Spacek will play a sold out show at The Waiting Room on 13 April. You can listen to The Album Paranoia below.