Ever the conceptual chaps, Underworld‘s highly ambitious new album DRIFT SONGS (released October 25) was the end result of the unprecedented 52-week DRIFT Series. During that time, the exalted electronic duo of Karl Hyde and Rick Smith published snippets of music, film and text every Thursday, leading up to piecing it all together for the final product.
We’re particularly excited for a new double A-side single which has also just been released: the proggy, psychedelic but exuberant “Listen to Their No,” along with “Soniamode (Aditya Game Version),” a dark, slightly ominous synth stormer.
Seemingly tireless, the pair had been doing the (mostly European) festival circuit all summer, including headline slots at Sonar, Latitude, Lollapalooza and Vivid, for which they played a four night run at the Sydney Opera House. But hop a flight across the Atlantic, and you can still catch them at Antwerp’s Lotto Arena, November 22, Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome, November 23, and London’s Wembley Arena, December 7.