Having already cemented themselves as one of the more innovative names doing the rounds in recent years, Cambridge-based outfit Ugly have been quickly rising through the ranks recently as they return with their captivating new single 'Hands Of Man'.

Fresh off the back of a tour with Black Country, New Road, 'Hands Of Man' is already becoming one of their most impactful efforts to date. With its fresh and adventurous ideals alongside vibrant textures laced throughout, they are already feeling like the next big name ready to break through in the year ahead.

Speaking about the new offering, they said, “The lyrics weren’t heavily inspired by a narrative in the traditional sense - more a noted feeling of the time, years passing much quicker than you’d like but trying to use them wisely to work on yourself and the way you are to others. We tend to shy away from lyrics that tell an obvious story and rely on themes that evoke a feeling or image, coupled with what feels the most exciting phonetically.

“The decision to make the final chorus sung in unison by all 4 singers of the band was to create a powerful and united sound which exaggerates the feeling of the song and repetition of the lyrics. This sort of vocal is a styling that Ugly have been exploring in other tracks alongside exploration into harmonically and rhythmically challenging vocals which is slowly becoming the band’s forte.”

Ugly will release their debut EP 'Twice Around The Sun' in February. Listen to 'Hands Of Man' in the player below.