HOW WE GOT HERE
At The Falcon in 1997 presidents and vice presidents were jostling for position to be the first in the queue, a scene which was documented by John Niven in his book “Kill Your Friends”.
After recording a single for Fierce Panda, which cemented their “legendary” status, they signed with Nude, and recorded an album, amidst a touring schedule supporting Tindersticks, Placebo and Supergrass, as well as 3 sold out headline tours of their own, also appearing on numerous TV and radio shows including BBC2’s “Later with Jools Holland”, working with many producers including Nigel Goodrich.
The album “Everything Picture” came out in 1998 and was lauded by the press and public, reaching number 23 in the UK album charts. Listed as one of NME’s best tracks of the last 15 years,
“Stay Young’’s epic ode to not growing old was one of the album’s highlights, a bittersweet epic that saw frontman Tiny spit out some of the decade’s, finest lyrics”. NME.
In 2012 Ultrasound released of their second album “Play For Today” (Fierce Panda), which bowled over the critics
“A Triumph” (Q magazine)
“Simmering grandeur” (Mojo)
“Play for Today is a collection of consistently fine-tuned anthems, suffused with passion, intelligence and a kind of heroic, life-affirming despair…Play for Today is a beautiful beast” (BBC)
Ultrasound have been productive again since 2010 and “Play For Today” is Ultrasound at their finest. With a bunch of UK tours, a sell out at Scala, a stint in Northern Europe and a 2nd and now third album.