Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Thursday 01 November 2018

Underworld Present Weekly Musical Instalments From The Duo's Epic Year-Long Road Trip

Today, 1st November, the World Of Underworld explodes as the band launch their perplexing Drift series - an epic year-long road trip by the band (Karl Hyde and Rick Smith) in collaboration with Tomato and friends old and new, from playwrights to DJs in jazz and techno to painters and poets.

Kicking-off with their feet firmly in their world of live dance music, Another Silent Way is uniquely and unmistakably Underworld, all thunderous drums, relentless acid lines and cyclone vocals. 

This new recording is both a standalone digital release and the first in a series of weekly instalments of a new cross-platform Underworld project - Drift.

 Drift is an ongoing experiment that will regularly publish new Underworld material – music, film, stories, etc – via underworldlive.com

The first release of Drift Episode 1 sees Another Silent Way soundtracking a film made in collaboration with the UK drift racing community and Tomato and shot entirely at the Rockingham Speedway in Corby in summer 2018.


Underworld have also today announced a series of very special club shows in November and December. 

These gigs are most intimate the band have played since the early '90s. 

Rick Smith said: "In 2017 we reconnected with a personal joy of performing in small venues when Karl & I took our show to the Zepp club in Osaka prior to headlining Ultra festival in Tokyo. 

"The whole experience was so deeply inspiring we just had to do it again."

Their last London headline gig at the 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace sold out five months in advance. 

At these new shows, Underworld will be experimenting with a mix of brand-new material, classic tracks and little heard gems from their deep archive.

Sign-up at underworldlive.com for details and weekly updates

by: Mike Cobley




Share    

Credit Tom Woollard

Two of the UK's most innovative theatre companies, Gecko and Mind the Gap, have announced a co-production called A Little Space, which will visit The Old Market in Brighton, this December.

Singing for his supper. Squeeze's lead singer Glenn Tilbrook tells us why on the band's latest tour - which visits The Brighton Centre in October-  they'll be raising money and awareness for The Trussell Trust, the anti-poverty charity and foodbank network.

This year is a landmark year for songwriter Richard Hawley. Not only has he released his eighth studio album, Further, but a musical based on a collection of his songs opens in his hometown of Sheffield. 

Jazz Re:Fest at Brighton Dome prides itself on giving a platform to some of the dopest live music around, especially showcasing emerging and underexposed talent – this year will be no exception. 

Barns Courtney had started his musical journey as part of indie bands, SleeperCell and Dive Bella Dive. He then toured as a singer/songwriter, opening for Libertine Carl Barat but paid the bills by working at PC World. 

This month, Damian Barr will bring his legendary Literary Salon to Theatre Royal Brighton for a third time, with guest authors Dustin Lance Black and Tracey Thorn, both of whom will read from their new memoirs.

This summer Theatre Royal Brighton will welcome attendees to the Age of Aquarius. It's 1967 and Hair's hippie 'tribe' youngsters in the East Village of New York are yearning to change the world, questioning authority and the American flag. 
Credit Andy Sturmey

The Futureheads, who played Concorde 2, Brighton, last month, are set to release Powers, their sixth studio album and their first electric guitar release in almost a decade.  

Featuring real CCTV footage embellished by director Brain Wash, Bastille's new video for the track Joy gives a humorous look at the things people do when they think no one's looking. 

Sussex-based Mark and Helen Johnson, the award-winning founders of Out of the Ark Music, have launched a new label aimed at encouraging families and communities to singing intergenerationally. 

Two shows starring Sean Lock and Henning Wehn are already sold out and tickets are selling fast to see the likes of Alan Davies, Sara Pascoe, Adam Hills, Nina Conti, Nish Kumar and David O'Doherty.

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...







Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd