Mad Mackerel Recommends… Jack Cooper

Sandgrown is the title of Jack Cooper of Ultimate Painting’s first solo record – it 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 the excellent lead single North of Anywhere below, and check out his live dates.


Live Dates:

Sunday 10th September – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton
Monday 11th September – BBC 6 Music Session
Tuesday 12th September – The Waiting Room, London (tickets)
Wednesday 13th September – Cafe Kino, Bristol (tickets)
Thursday 14th September – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (tickets)
Friday 15th September – The Eagle Inn, Salford (tickets)
Saturday 16th September – venue TBC, Blackpool
Sunday 17th September – The Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow (tickets)

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