Gigs & Festivals Releases

UNKLE announce new EP and album re-release

By | Published on Wednesday 23 February 2011


UNKLE are to release a new EP entitled ‘Only The Lonely’ on 4 Apr via Surrender All. The five-track record features a collaboration with Leila Moss of The Duke Spirit, and also a star turn from Nick Cave, who lends his vocals to lead track ‘Money And Run’.

Full of praise for the duo, Cave admits: “I’ve always had a huge soft spot for UNKLE – their pop sensibilities, their hooks, big choruses, their super-treated production – so when they sent me some music to sing over I jumped at the chance. The song they sent was great too – something wonderfully dense about it, like T Rex’s ‘Metal Guru’ or something. I wrote a lyric – something desperate sounding to run counterpoint to the joyful racket of the music. It’s a fucking hit”.

The EP’s tracklisting:

Money and Run (feat Nick Cave)
The Dog Is Black (feat Leila Moss)
Only The Lonely (dub)
Wash The Love Away (feat Gavin Clark)
Sunday Song (feat Rachel Fannan)

The EP release will be followed shortly by an extended re-issue of UNKLE’s 2010 album ‘When Did The Night Fall’ on 11 Apr. The new version includes a bonus disc with all sorts of rarities and such like on it. Preceding all this release-related hoopla, UNKLE will also play a set at London’s Brixton Academy on 1 Apr.

In almost related news, UNKLE’s James Lavelle put together a brilliant Powers Of Ten playlist for us last year, featuring ten tracks from The National, Carl Craig, Queens Of The Stone Age and more. Click here to see the full tracklist and to listen in Spotify.