Ultramarine were an electronic duo (Paul Hammond and Ian Cooper) that drew their influences from the pastoral rock sound of the 1970s. The delicacy of their music meant they never got the recognition that they deserved. Home listening not hard clubbing.

Nevertheless, here’s a live recording of their finest track “British Summertime” recorded in 1991 at The Brain Club. The Brain was run by club legend Andy McClusky (who formed the band If?) and specialised in more leftfield music – and, unusually for the time, live acts. The club was based in Wardour St, London. It only ran for a few years. But long enough for Andy to release a couple of albums of live material from those who came to the clubs.

Ultramarine – British Summertime (Live at The Brain 1991)



Ultramarine website


Buy Ultramarine product (if you don’t have “Every Man And Woman Is A Star” you ought)

~ by acidted on March 16, 2008.

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