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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 Photography by Rob Baker Ashton Iggy Pop
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Iconic British dance duo Underworld (Karl Hyde and Rick Smith) have teamed up with Iggy Pop and today released a new collaborative four song EP, Teatime Dub Encounters, via Caroline International. Now you can stream the whole thing, although prior to its release they had already shared three of its four songs, so for those who have been paying attention, the bigger news is that you can now hear the fourth song from the EP, its second track “Trapped,” which has also been shared separately with a visual on YouTube. On the song Pop sings about being trapped by adult responsibility: “Let’s hear it for Johnny/He’s got a mortgage/He’s got a house/Oh no/He’s got a house/There goes the little boy inside/Goodbye little boy.” He also proclaims that “no drink, no drug gonna help me no more.” Listen to “Trapped” or stream the full EP below.

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.” Then they shared the EP’s seven-and-a-half-minute long closing track, “Get Your Shirt,” via a mind-bending video for the song (it was also one of our Songs of the Week).

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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