Sandgrown - Jack Cooper of Ultimate Painting’s first solo record - is nine concisely beautiful songs inspired by his hometown of Blackpool and his upbringing on England’s Fylde Coast.  Evoking the delicate but often widescreen musicality of Bill Fay and the abstract lyricism of the late 60s Scott Walker records, as well as the more experimental sounds of John Cale and Robert Wyatt, Sandgrown's tranquil ballads evoke feelings of nostalgia and re-evaluation about where you come from, wherever that may be. Listen to lead single 'North of Anywhere' below... 10 September - Brighton - The Hope and Ruin 11 September - BBC 6 Music Session 12 September - London - The Waiting Room 13 September - Bristol - Cafe Kino 14 September - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club 15 September - Salford - The Eagle Inn 17 September - Glasgow - The Old Hairdresser's 01 November - Pittsburgh, PA - The Funhouse ^ 02 November - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle ^ 03 November - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory ^ 04 November - Columbus, OH - Double Happiness ^ 05 November - Louisville, KY - Kaiju ^ 06 November - Nashville, TN - The End ^ 08 November - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn ^ 09 November - Durham, NC - The Pinhook ^ 10 November - Washington, DC - DC9 ^ 11 November - Brooklyn, NY - Murmrr Ballroom ^ ^ with Andrew Savage

Sandgrown - Jack Cooper of Ultimate Painting’s first solo record - is nine concisely beautiful songs inspired by his hometown of Blackpool and his upbringing on England’s Fylde Coast. 

Evoking the delicate but often widescreen musicality of Bill Fay and the abstract lyricism of the late 60s Scott Walker records, as well as the more experimental sounds of John Cale and Robert Wyatt, Sandgrown's tranquil ballads evoke feelings of nostalgia and re-evaluation about where you come from, wherever that may be. Listen to lead single 'North of Anywhere' below...

10 September - Brighton - The Hope and Ruin
11 September - BBC 6 Music Session
12 September - London - The Waiting Room
13 September - Bristol - Cafe Kino
14 September - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
15 September - Salford - The Eagle Inn
17 September - Glasgow - The Old Hairdresser's
01 November - Pittsburgh, PA - The Funhouse ^
02 November - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle ^
03 November - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory ^
04 November - Columbus, OH - Double Happiness ^
05 November - Louisville, KY - Kaiju ^
06 November - Nashville, TN - The End ^
08 November - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn ^
09 November - Durham, NC - The Pinhook ^
10 November - Washington, DC - DC9 ^
11 November - Brooklyn, NY - Murmrr Ballroom ^

^ with Andrew Savage