Minus last year’s compilation album Athens, UK electro legends Underworld have remained relatively quiet of late, probably because they’ve been busy recording a new studio album. Today, the outfit unveiled the first taste off the forthcoming, yet-to-be-titled sixth full-length (via TDS).
The song, which is titled “Scripple” and marks the band’s first new music in two and a half years, is described as a “gene-splice between Yellow Magic Orchestra and Grooverider blasting out over the dancefloor at Fabric on a Friday night.” Welsh drum and bass DJ Lincoln Barrett, better known by the stage name High Contrast, produced the song.
Currently, you can download the “short” version of “Scribble” at underworldlive.com. Be aware, however, you have to be registered in order to download. The free download will be available for one week, after which you’ll have purchase a high-quality mp3 or WAV version here. BBC Radio Ones Pete Tong will exclusively air the long version of “Scribble” on Friday, between 9 and 11pm UK time.
Or, if you want a simpler solution, just head on over the the Hype Machine, where the song is currently available for streaming. On first listen, the music really doesn’t sound like a bunch of scribbles. Go figure.
Update: Underworld has also released a video for the song. Check it out below.