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12 Best Songs of the Week: Blood Orange, POND, David Bowie, Mothers, Jungle, and More

Plus Metric, Joey Dosik, Underworld & Iggy Pop, Still Corners, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 27, 2018

There was a trend this week for artists to share two songs at once, rather than just one. We saw it with Blood Orange, Trevor Powers, Elvis Costello, Jungle, Cornershop, and Fucked Up (and Pussy Riot released three songs this week). In cases where the artist made our main best songs list we tried to pick just one song, although that proved challenging with our #1. More

Stream the New Underworld and Iggy Pop EP, Including Previously Unshared Song “Trapped”

Teatime Dub Encounters EP Out Now via Caroline International

Jul 27, 2018

Iconic British dance duo Underworld (Karl Hyde and Rick Smith) have teamed up with Iggy Pop and today released a new collaborative four song EPTeatime Dub Encounters, via Caroline International.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, Campdogzz, John Grant, Suede, and More

Plus The Lemon Twigs, Christine and the Queens, Phantastic Ferniture, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 13, 2018

Hello again. We haven't done a Songs of the Week for almost five weeks, since June 9. We were on vacation from mid to late June and then when we returned there really weren't enough compelling songs last week to justify doing Songs of the Week lists, mainly because of the July 4th holiday being smack dab in the middle of the week and so labels mainly avoided sharing new songs. More

Underworld and Iggy Pop Share Video for New Song “Get Your Shirt”

Teatime Dub Encounters EP Due Out July 27 via Caroline International

Jul 06, 2018

Iconic British dance duo Underworld (Karl Hyde and Rick Smith) have teamed up with Iggy Pop and are releasing a new collaborative four song EP, Teatime Dub Encounters, on July 27 via Caroline International. In May the collaborative trio shared the seven-minute new song, "Bells & Circles" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Then in June the EP was announced and they shared another song from it, "I'll See Big." Now they have shared the EP's seven-and-a-half-minute long closing track, "Get Your Shirt," via a mind-bending video for the song. More

Underworld and Iggy Pop Team Up for New EP, Share New Song “I’ll See Big”

Teatime Dub Encounters EP Due Out July 27 via Caroline International

Jun 22, 2018

Last month iconic British dance duo Underworld (Karl Hyde and Rick Smith) teamed up with Iggy Pop for a 7-minute new song, "Bells & Circles" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now the collaborative trio have announced a new four song EP, Teatime Dub Encounters, which includes "Bells & Circles," and have shared another song from it, "I'll See Big." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Gorillaz, Kamasi Washington, LUMP, Joey Dosik, and More

Plus Underworld and Iggy Pop, Father John Misty, St. Vincent, Johnny Marr, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 01, 2018

There were some solid contenders for this week's Songs of the Week list. It was a toss up between #1 and #2, it could've gone either way. If we were doing a "Best Use of a Song in a TV Show This Week" list, then first place probably would've gone to the use of U2's "With or Without You" in the surprising and amazing series finale of FX's The Americans. More

Underworld and Iggy Pop Team Up for New Song “Bells & Circles”

Plus Underworld Performed the Song at The Biggest Weekend in Belfast

May 29, 2018

Iconic British dance duo Underworld (Karl Hyde and Rick Smith) have teamed up with Iggy Pop for a new song, "Bells & Circles." The 7-minute track was, as a press release points out, recorded "during an afternoon tea encounter."  More

Jul 31, 2017

Iconic British dance duo Underworld (Karl Hyde and Rick Smith) released their excellent seventh albumBarbara Barbara, we face a shining future, last year via Astralwerks. Now a reissue of their 1999 album Beaucoup Fish has been announced. More

Nov 03, 2016

Trainspotting 2 (or T2 Trainspotting as they seem to be calling it), the long-awaited sequel to the beloved Scottish cult classic from 1996, started shooting back in May and in July we were treated to a new teaser trailer that didn't show much footage from the movie, beyond the main original cast (Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, and Ewen Bremner) standing on a rural train platform, in reference to an iconic shot in the original film.  More

Watch: Underworld - “Nylon Strung” Video

Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future Out Now via Astralwerks

Jun 29, 2016

Iconic British dance duo Underworld (Karl Hyde and Rick Smith) released their excellent seventh album, Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future, back in March via Astralwerks.  More

Under the Radar Announces May/June 2016 Issue with M83 on the Cover

Issue 57 Also Includes Interview with Lush, Primal Scream, John Carpenter, Frightened Rabbit, Underworld, Yeasayer, Frankie Cosmos, Julien Baker, Cat's Eyes, School of Seven Bells, Parquet Courts, Fear of Men, Minor Victories, Kevin Morby, and More

May 06, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our May/June 2016 issue (out May, June, and into July), which has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug. The issue features M83 on the cover. More

Watch: Underworld - “If Rah” Video

Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future Out Now via Astralwerks

Apr 04, 2016

Iconic British dance duo Underworld (Karl Hyde and Rick Smith) released their seventh album, Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future, a couple of weeks back via Astralwerks. Now they have shared a video for "If Rah." It features Emma Farnell-Watson, who dances in a stark white studio. Watch it below.

Listen: Underworld - “Ova Nova”

Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future Out March 18 via Astralwerks

Mar 07, 2016

Iconic British dance duo Underworld (Karl Hyde and Rick Smith) are releasing their seventh album, Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future, on March 18 via Astralwerks. Previously they had shared their first single in six years, "I Exhale," which was followed by its video. Now NPR has shared another song from the record, "Ova Nova." More

Watch: Underworld - “I Exhale” Video

Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future Out March 18 via Astralwerks

Jan 26, 2016

Iconic British dance duo Underworld (Karl Hyde and Rick Smith) are releasing their seventh album, Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future, on March 18 via Astralwerks. Previously they had shared their first single in six years, "I Exhale." Now the song has a video. More

Underworld Share First Single in Six Years, “I Exhale”

Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future Out March 18 via Astralwerks

Jan 19, 2016

Iconic British dance duo Underworld (Karl Hyde and Rick Smith) have shared their first single in six years, "I Exhale." The song is taken from their previously announced upcoming seventh album, Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future, which is due out March 18 via Astralwerks.  More

Mar 04, 2014

Recently announcing their collbaorative album Someday World Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde have shared the record's opening track and first single, "The Satellites." More

Feb 25, 2014

Brian Eno has announced that he has teamed up with Underworld's Karl Hyde for a joint album titled Someday World. More

Dec 07, 2011

Recently, it was announced that Elbow will be composing the 2012 Olympic theme song. Today, word came that Underworld has been named music directors of the Olympic Opening Ceremony. How’s that for odd bedfellows? More

Underworld Presents iPhone App, Tours

Clearly Rising Up To Conquer Us All...

Jul 16, 2009

Band lanches iPhone app featuring exclusive contentannounces six-date tour. More


Interviews

Underworld

Above the Influence

Jun 08, 2016

Karl Hyde has been keeping an online diary for 16 and a half years. This medium is a great storage space for Hyde, who as Underworld's frontman is known for his fractured, stream-of-consciousness lyrics.  More

Underworld

In Flux

Dec 14, 2010

Underworld is a fluid entity. At its core are Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, but revolving around the two is a number of influences, and emanating from the duo are countless products. From Darren Emerson and Darren Price, to Brian Eno and Danny Boyle, Underworld’s staple ingredients of fluttering synth lines, mind-melting loops, and stream of consciousness lyrics have been treated, molded, and decorated. Whether it has been defining the filmTrainspotting, or enhancing Eno’s Pure Scenius Project, or being re-imagined in the group’s download-only Riverrun series, Underworld has maintained a niche for itself at the forefront of progressive dance music. They’ve even just remixed David Lynch. More


Reviews

Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future

Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future

Astralwerks

Mar 16, 2016

Underworld have always hid a decidedly punk aesthetic beneath their crunching electronics. While hardly as confrontational as the all-gobbing, safety-pin-punctured acts of the late 1970s, Karl Hyde and Rick Smith have tended to take a similar sneering look at the subcultures around them, never afraid to call out bullshit over their propulsive techno throbs. More

A Collection

A Collection

Cooking Vinyl

Mar 23, 2012

One of two Underworld retrospectives, A Collection features one disc of jukebox-friendly versions of familiar tracks. 

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1992 – 2012 Anthology

1992 – 2012 Anthology

Cooking Vinyl

Mar 23, 2012

The longer of two recent Underworld collections, Anthology makes its mark with a third disc of nine rare/unreleased tracks to supplement two discs of greatest hits. More