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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
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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. Watch it below.

Simon Taylor (of the film/design collective Tomato) directed the video, which features three dancers interact with each other as visual effects warp their images fun house mirror style (and hey, Pop's old band The Stooges had a famous album entitled Fun House). Carys Staton choreographed the video and presumably appears in it with fellow dancers Charley Logan and David Ledger. Perhaps "Get Your Shirt" is in reference to the fact that Pop rarely wears a shirt in his performances? 

Teatime Dub Encounters came together when Underworld were working on music for the sequel to Trainspotting (2017's T2 Trainspotting). Both Underworld and Iggy Pop were prominently featured on the iconic soundtrack to the original Trainspotting and so it was thought they could collaborate together. None of the songs made it on the soundtrack, but "I'll See Big" was inspired by a conversation Pop had with T2 director Danny Boyle about the friendships in the movie.

Underworld released their excellent seventh album, Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future, in 2016 via Astralwerks. Read our 2016 interview with Underworld about the album.

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Dan @ How To Heat Press
July 31st 2019
6:58pm

Interesting song, and even more interesting video! I saw Iggy Pop perform in Australia a number of years ago and actually got his shirt!