Underworld & Iggy Pop: Teatime Dub Encounters EP
Underworld and Iggy Pop announce details of a 4 track EP, Teatime Dub Encounters, due for release on July 27th 2018 via Caroline International.
Teatime Dub Encounters is the result of a few clandestine hotel room recording sessions, that began a few weeks after Underworld and Iggy Pop had each released their last albums (Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future and Post Pop Depression respectively) on the same day (March 18th 2016). It is neither historical or a tribute to past work, it is the work of artists in motion, engaged in a process that they both bring to all of their work – one that uses spontaneity as a spur for creativity.
The first track from Teatime Dub Encounters – Bells & Circles – was premiered live as part of Underworld’s recent headline performance at the BBC Biggest Weekend Belfast. A second track – I’ll See Big – is streaming everywhere now. Something of a flipside to Bells & Circles, I’ll See Big is a wash of gorgeous ambient sound that features Iggy recounting how friends – however dysfunctional – have saved him from a lifetime of bad decisions. The lyrics for I’ll See Big were inspired by a conversation Iggy had with Danny Boyle about the subtext of both Trainspotting films.