Photo Essay

Ultimate Painting

Photos shot by Cat Stevens in London, UK

It was when their respective bands Veronica Falls and Mazes crossed paths on tour that Jack Cooper’s and James Hoare’s partnership blossomed into what we now know as Ultimate Painting. Far from being a pastiche of their predecessors Velvet Underground (to whom they tend to be compared), the British duet brings forward a laid-back, guitar-lead rock that inspires bucolic soundscapes in American Sixties and Seventies sceneries. Their second album, ‘Green Lanes’, was released in August on independent label Trouble In Mind. Cat Stevens visited the duo in London and shot these pictures.