“Underworld is freed up to focus on crafting memorable tunes that hark back to their electronica heyday, as well as more personal, coherent lyrics. Earnest emotions surprisingly suit these dance-floor surrealists.” – SPIN
Celebrating the release of their sixth studio album Barking, Underworld – one of the greatest names in electronic music – will be touring the USA this fall. Reenergized by recent collaborations with some of today’s top talents, Underworld have proven their staying power over the last thirty years, delivering some of this generation’s most indelible soundtracks.
From their earliest days, Underworld have been multimedia provocateurs, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be post-modern musicians. Their combination of electronics with a rock n roll sensibility, Karl Hyde’s signature stream of conscious lyricism, Rick Smith’s flawless mixing prowess and their far-reaching artistic vision have enthralled fans the world over for years. Once an underground cult sensation selling singles out of the back of a van, over the last few decades, Underworld have set the standard for festival tours, inspiring props from no less than acts like Radiohead.
While collaboration is nothing new to them – from their halcyon days with Darren Emerson through their pivotal work for Danny Boyle, to their current album featuring Dubfire, High Contrast and Paul Van Dyke, Underworld have never lost their trademark sound or sense of fun. Whether they’re inflating giant glow sticks on stage to the soaring synths of “Born Slippy”, giving die-hards goosebumps with “Jumbo” encores or shooting video of the audience right back at them on giant screens, Underworld have consistently given music lovers some of the most memorable live experiences in music history.
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