Ultimate Painting – Jack Cooper of Mazes and James Hoare of Veronica Falls – describe their music as “a reaction against modern life”. Their folk and alt-country takes in lo-fi guitars and simple but captivating melodies – think the Byrds and Rubber Soul made for the new millennium. They have somehow managed to make three albums in as many years and the latest, ‘Dusk’, feels like a definite evolution. It’s mellow, languid and beautiful – and, best of all, perfect for a lazy, sunny (we hope!) day in Dorset.