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Ultimate Painting Breakup, Cancel Release of Upcoming Album

Band Split Up Due to "An Irreconcilable Breakdown"

Feb 12, 2018

A couple of weeks ago British duo Ultimate Painting announced a new album, Up!, which was to be released April 6 via Bella Union (their first for the label after three albums on Trouble In Mind). But now the band’s Jack Cooper has announced on Twitter that Ultimate Painting have broken up due to “an irreconcilable breakdown” and the release of the album has been cancelled. More

Jan 29, 2018

British duo Ultimate Painting have announced a new album, Up!, and shared a black & white video for its first single, “Not Gonna Burn Myself Anymore.” Up! is due out April 6 via Bella Union (their first for the label after three albums on Trouble In Mind). More

Watch: Ultimate Painting - “Song for Brian Jones” Video

Dusk Due Out 9/30 via Trouble in Mind

Aug 30, 2016

British duo Ultimate Painting are releasing a new album, Dusk, on September 30 via Trouble in Mind. Now they have shared a video for “Song for Brian Jones,” a title that references the late Rolling Stones member. More


My Firsts: Jack Cooper of Ultimate Painting

Cooper on His First Broken Bone, Knight Rider, Michael Jackson, and the First Time He Was Fired

Dec 01, 2016

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Jack Cooper of Ultimate Painting. More

2015 Artist Survey: Ultimate Painting

Jack Cooper (also of Mazes) on Disastrous Dates, the Paris Terror Attacks, Streaming Music, and the End of the World

Feb 05, 2016

For Under the Radar’s 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Jack Cooper of Ultimate Painting. More


Oct 06, 2016

There are several adjectives thrown at the eclectic and vast sphere that is London indie bands; few are printable in such a respectable publication as this and “dependable” is rarely one of them. However (you can see where this is going) it is the one that springs to mind when considering the merits of Ultimate Painting. More

Aug 03, 2015

James Hoare (Veronica Falls) and Jack Cooper (Mazes) blend Twerps’ college slacker rock and The Kinks’ sun-kissed melodies on their second Ultimate Painting album, Green Lanes. More