Ultra Q Noisy new single “VR sex‘ from their upcoming debut album my guardian angel Released on June 9th via Royal Mountain Records.
The song premiered today (January 31st) on BBC Radio 1 via Jack Saunders.I Watched Them GoIt’s closer to the band’s shitty punk rock roots. When guitars and drums collide in perfect harmony, it’s an energetic headbanger that’s a rush of adrenaline.
Singer Jacob Armstrong said in a press release about the new song: By the end of the writing process, I had no idea what this record would become. Stylistically, it mostly leaned towards shoegaze/dream pop, with a few outliers here and there. If you write this many songs over the years, your tastes will change and you’ll lose interest.”
He continues: He really wanted an emo ripper on the record, but he didn’t think it would fit. After some demos, I decided I really needed to write this song. It deals with the period immediately after a close friend almost died in a car accident. In a way, this event was the catalyst for many of the topics on this album, and writing about it was a very cathartic way to end the album’s process.
Watch the video below.
A press release produced by Chris Coady (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) describes My Guardian Angel as “a deep sonic palette that matches Armstrong’s artistic ambitions.” Fiercely between widescreen pop punk (“Klepto,” the perfectly titled “VR Sex”), romantic new wave (“Rocket,” “I Wanna Lose”) and shimmering synth-pop (“I Watched Them Go”) sway. The album was conceived and recorded to showcase Armstrong’s songwriting talents for maximum impact, with the musicianship of Kevin Judd, his brothers Chris and Enzo Malaspina. “
Emotional growing pains, sleepless nights, the haunted charm of romance, the notion of sound so closely tied to memory, all wrapped up in subtle guitar interplay that evokes the band’s formative influence. , provided with its own identity.. The words are attached to the feelings we think are about to slip away from us in the faded and scarred pallor of an adult. To tell the truth, those feelings appear fresher with age. “
Check out the album art and tracklist below.pre order my guardian angel here.
Ultra Q embark on a short California tour to support their new album with Together Pangea. The tour begins on his March 16th in Ventura and ends on March 26th in Fresno. Tickets are now on sale.
2. VR sex
4. I Watched Them Go
5. Web Web Web
9. So Very Emo
10. I want to lose
12. Dark green
Ultra Q 2023 tour dates:
03/16 – Ventura Music Hall – Ventura, CA
03/17 – Soma Sidestage – San Diego, CA
03/18 – Last Exit – Phoenix, Arizona
03/22 – Treefort Festival – Boise, Idaho
03/23 – Holland Project – Reno, CA
03/24 – Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
03/25 – The Ritz – San Jose, CA
03/26 – Strummers – Fresno, CA