UNDERWORLD announce brand new album plus UK & European live dates

UNDERWORLD announce brand new album plus UK & European live dates

Underworld release their seventh studio album, Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future, on underworldlive.com via Caroline International on 18th March 2016. So what can one expect from that shining future then? The opening punch of a two-note detuned bass riff crunching over relentless percussion; the elegiac swoop of strings as they stretching out across off-world electronics; a demented lupine howl that curls itself into an unshakeable earworm; celestial techno and South American acoustics; voices that warp into harmonic riffs; found lyrics that form fine-tuned monologues; head music to dance to… And the best Underworld record in years.

It’s fair to say that Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future finds Underworld creatively reborn. Its seven tracks are fleet-footed, raw and spontaneous – a direct result of a strict working process in the studio that saw the band (Rick Smith and Karl Hyde) write entirely new music each time they met. That process has helped produce an album that stands alongside the recently reissued classics dubnobasswithmyheadman and Second Toughest In The Infants.

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Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future – album tracklisting:

1. I Exhale
2. If Rah
3. Low Burn
4. Santiago Cuatro
5. Motorhome
6. Ova Nova
7. Nylon Strung

Underworld have announced a short run of shows in intimate venues across Europe in support of the album. They play:

Thu 17th March 2016 Columbia Halle, Berlin, Germany
Fri 18th March 2016 Maimarktclub, Mannheim, Germany
Thu 24 March 2016 Roundhouse, London
Fri 25th March 2016 Roundhouse, London
Mon 28th March 2016 Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands
Wed 30th March 2016 Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
Thu 31st March 2016 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tickets will be on sale from 9:00am GMT on Friday 27th November 2015 from underworldlive.com

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