New UNKLE CD Finally Hitting North America
The second UNKLE album, "Never, Never, Land," will arrive Oct. 26 in North America via Global Underground, following its international release last September by Island.The second UNKLE album, "Never, Never, Land," will arrive Oct. 26 in North America via Global Underground, following its international release last September by Island. After working with DJ Shadow on UNKLE's 1998 debut, "Psyence Fiction," producer/Mo'Wax label head James LaVelle here collaborates with new member Richard File.
As on the debut, which reached No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, the new album sports a high-profile roster of guests, including Massive Attack's 3D, Jarvis Cocker, Brian Eno, South's Joel Cadbury and Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme. Former Stone Roses members Ian Brown and Mani appear on "Reign," marking their first collaboration since the Roses' late-'90s split.
The "Eye for an Eye" video has already caused a stir internationally, thanks to its anti-war imagery reflective of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The clip was nominated for best video at the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards.
UNKLE is planning to tour North America in late fall in support of "Never, Never, Land."
Here is the "Never, Never, Land" track list:
"Back and Forth"
"Eye for an Eye"
"In a State" (featuring Mani)
"Safe in Mind (Please Get This Gun From Out My Face)" (featuring Josh Homme)
"I Need Something Stronger" (featuring Jarvis Cocker and Brian Eno)
"What Are You to Me?"
"Invasion" (featuring 3D)
"Reign" (featuring Ian Brown and Mani)
"Glow" (featuring Joel Cadbury)
"Awake the Unkind"