Library to get loud again with show from promising new act

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Get It Loud is back at Lancaster Library next month with a fresh new band currently receiving rave reviews.

The birthplace of library music project Get It Loud in Libraries (GILIL) hosts its first show under the moniker for two years, with Ultimate Painting taking to the stage.

The band – formed by Jack Cooper of Mazes and James Hoare of Veronica Falls – will play the library on Saturday September 5 to promote their new album Green Lanes.

The two formed a fast friendship when Mazes were on tour supporting Veronica Falls, sharing similar tastes in music, art and films.

However, it wasn’t until after returning home that a musical synergy was formed. After numerous demos were exchanged, a few casual jam sessions turned into the present partnership.

Stewart Parsons, from GILIL, said: “I’m really looking forward to this one because Lancaster Library is the birthplace of Get It Loud In Libraries and many bands have fond memories of playing there.”

Packed full of radio friendly tunes that recall The Lemonheads, Velvet Underground and The Byrds, the band have found widespread acclaim in all major music magazines, newspapers and BBC 6Music.

The show, for which tickets are selling fast, is the latest in a long list of library performances that have seen bands like Clean Bandit, The Vaccines, Ghostpoet, Adele and The Civil Wars play intimate gigs before making the big time.

Stewart said the project has only been able to do four shows at Lancaster Library over the last two years due to funding criteria, and shows are now taking place at libraries across the north-west.

He said the situation was “frustrating”, but developing the shows elsewhere had been fun.

The project is in the running for a National Lottery Award and will discover if it has won later this month.

Tickets for the Ultimate Painting gig are £6 and available from