Ultimate Painting is more than just a pretty name. They also make pretty songs. The collaborative project of Veronica Falls' James Hoare and Mazes' Jack Cooper, the pair spin spidery pop songs - thinly threaded guitar lines paired lithe, lethargic vocals. With their latest album, Green Lanes, the pair draw on the Velvet Underground, and other mellow Brit-pop influences to pull off a record that is carefree without being careless, dimly-lit, low-key pop.
Ultimate Painting pull into the Middle East on Saturday, September 19, and the show should be a perfect send-off to summer. Tickets.