Former professional footballer Paul McGregor (Honey), his brother Benn (MCG), and guitarist Paul Simmons (Simmons) began as a three piece band in late 2006. Shortly after in 2007, Karl Januskevicius, of Motorcycle Boy, joined Ulterior full time on synthesizer.
In 2008 the band was mentioned by The Quietus as "consistently playing some of the most intense gigs in the past couple of years". The band then toured Europe with The Sisters Of Mercy in 2009. Ulterior then released their follow-up single, a 10" double AA side vinyl entitled "Sister Speed / Aporia".
2008 saw Januskevicius move onto bass guitar. In February 2009 Januskevicius quit the band citing health and personal problems on the eve of their European tour with The Sisters Of Mercy. Januskevicius was replaced by Michael Ellis (Mickey).
On the 28 October 2009 Ulteriors debut single "Weapons" was featured on the PlayStation 3 game MotorStorm: Pacific Rift alongside David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Primal Scream, Nirvana, Megadeth, Slipknot, and Queens Of The Stone Age. "Weapons" was also used online for an Vodafone McLaren Mercedes podcast in 2007.[verification needed]
- Weapons, directed by The Turrell Brothers
- 15, directed by Aram Garriga and The Visual Suspects
- Sister Speed, directed by Aram Garriga and The Visual Suspects
- Sex War Sex Cars Sex, directed by John & Tom Turrell
- Big City Black Rain, directed by The Turrell Brothers
- The Locus Of Control, directed by Ben Robinson
- "Weapons" (Disc Error Recordings - December 17, 2007) 12" Vinyl & Download
- "Sister Speed" / "Aporia" (Disc Error Recordings - July 2, 2009) 10" AA Vinyl and Download
- "Wild In Wildlife" (Speed Records - 2011)
- "The Bleach Room" (January 7, 2013)
- 15 (Disc Error Recordings - July 2, 2009) 12" Vinyl in three colour-ways and Download
- Kempers Heads (Killer Pimp - March 31, 2009) Enhanced Compact Disc and Download; USA only
- Kempers Heads (Knew Noise Recordings - June 10, 2009) Same as 'Kempers Heads USA' Compact Disc without the multimedia; JPN only
- Live URA (URA Gallery Bootleg - January 9, 2008) CD-R in black paper sleeve with 4 live tracks as one MP3 file, limited to 300 copies; available through Rough Trade UK
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- "Features | Escape Velocity | The First Quietus New Band Ulterior Talk Noise, Sex & Hot Leather". The Quietus. 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
- "Interview: Ulterior". The Stool Pigeon. 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2012-07-09.