A band we're really into, the laid back Ultimate Painting. Green Lanes is their second album following on from their splendid self-titled album last year (they already have most of a third in the can, read our interview on the Deluxe blog). Formed as a loose collaboration by Jack Cooper (Mazes) & James Hoare (Veronica Falls) the project quickly turned into a full-fledged band. This new long player picks up where they left off with noodling jams and loose vibes, but overall it is a lot more melancholic. Sounds like lots of bits, but nothing in particular, like an album you've heard a hundred times but can't remember the words. Really top stuff. ★ ★ ★ ★
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