Underworld to play The Electric Picnic this year

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Pioneering musically and questing lyrically, Underworld have forced the pace of electronic music since their Lazarus-like resurrection in the early ’90s.

The band’s first album as a trio (with Darren Emerson, a young DJ who lived in the next street in Romford), Dubnobasswithmyheadman, was met with the kind of plaudits reserved for the upper-echelons of rock royalty. The result of several years returning and refocusing, Dubnobass offered Underworld a kiss of life that other bands so far into their career can only fantasise about. Over the next fifteen years, the band plotted a course that took them from cult status curio selling 500 singles out of the back of a van to soundtracking summer after summer as festival headliners the world over; from conducting sonic experiments for subterranean dancefloors to scoring movies for directors Danny Boyle and the late Anthony Minghella.

Autumn 2010 and the arrival of their now critically acclaimed sixth studio album – Barking – sees the band perform a feat of creative regeneration once again. The undisputed heavyweights of electronic music make a very welcome return to Stradbally Hall following an awe-inspiring show back in ‘08.


Irish Publicist contact: Linda Coogan Byrne

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