Ulrika Spacek Tickets
Originally from Reading, UK, Ulrika Spacek is an alternative rock band made up of five members who got together when they were still at school. The band plays with a mixture of styles that range from indie to psychedelia at times. Formed in 2014, the group's singer and guitarist is Rhys Edwards. Rhys Williams also plays the guitar and there is another guitarist and keyboard player named Joseph Stone. The band's bassist, Ben White, along with Callum Brown on drums, complete the lineup. The band signed to Tough Love Records, a label that previously had acts such as the Soft Walls and Brilliant Colors on their roster.
Ulrika Spacek's history
Rhys Edwards, Joseph Stone and Ben White formed the nucleus of Ulrika Spacek, having been in bands with one another since 2002. An early incarnation of the group went under the name of the Enigma Project and included the three friends after Stone replaced one of the original guitarists in 2005. This band enjoyed some success locally and was eventually signed to Automator Records. They released a single, named “Astronaut/Microcosm”, in the summer of 2005. A follow up EP called Scenes of the 21st Century was later put out.
In 2007, the band enjoyed some national airplay, thanks to DJs such as Steve Lamacq, who championed them at the BBC. The group had altered their name by this time to Tripwires. The songs “Kings & Queens” and “Just So You Know” started to get the band noticed for their crunching guitar style and thoughtful lyricism. That year saw the band break through on the festival circuit and the group played at the Reading Festival on the BBC's 'Introducing' stage for the first time.
Ulrika Spacek's name and label changes
Still operating under the name Tripwires, the band started recording their debut LP, entitled Spacehopper, in 2010. However, the project hit the rocks following discussions with their label and the group subsequently left. The album ended up coming out three years later, having been re-recorded in New York by the legendary producer, Nicolas Vernhes.
Having moved to Berlin for a while, Edwards began writing for a new project. He teamed up with Williams, and once they had both moved back to the UK, recruited the former Tripwires members to form Ulrika Spacek. The band played extensively in the UK and Germany. Under their new name, the group released their new LP, the Album Paranoia, in 2016, with Tough Love Records. A second album, Modern English Decoration, followed in 2017.
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