Underworld at Ultra Korea 2019

Underworld share new music at their first 2023 show: Watch

Legendary UK formation Underworld debuted new music at a concert in Bristol last weekend.

Underworld are the UK duo formed by Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, but they are much more than that. Formed in 1987 in Cardiff, the British electronic music group were the inspiration for many of the established artists in the industry today. They marked their time and what followed. One of their most compelling tracks is ‘Born Slippy‘ which, in its original form or as an edit is still echoing around dance floors, provoking one of those magical nostalgic moments. Their latest album is ‘Drift Series 1‘ released in 2019, Underworld’s tenth studio album. The band have been keeping quite active on stage and last weekend performed twice, surprising everyone with unreleased material.

Last Sunday, March 19, the band performed in Bristol, at the 1,600-capacity venue The Marble Factory. Their incredible performance featured 15 tracks, 4 of which were new music, according to NME. According to Setlist.FM, the performance opened with ‘Gene Pool‘ followed by ‘Strawberry Hotel‘, ‘Denver Luna‘ and ‘And The Colour Red‘. The following day Underworld performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of the Teenager Cancer Trust gig series and played the same unreleased tracks again. Will 2023 be a landmark year for Underworld? It looks like it.

Alongside this sudden revelation of so many new songs, the UK formation has wiped previous posts from its Instagram page, leaving only the most recent posts that share the same caption: ‘underworld 2023‘.

What seems to be the new version of the band is not disappointing, leaving an aura of excitement and suspense. When will these tracks be released? Will there be a new album on the way? We don’t have those answers yet, but we can tell you that you’ll be able to hear Underworld live at the Junction 2 festival, Coachella, Secret Garden Party and Lowlands.

Until further developments, listen to the brand new ‘And the Colour Red’ in footage captured at last Sunday’s performance in Bristol:

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