Unkle Releases New Album THE ROAD: PART II/THE HIGHWAY
UNKLE have just released their new album THE ROAD: PART II / LOST HIGHWAY through frontman James Lavelle's label Songs For The Def. The album, which is split into two acts, is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed The Road: Part 1. The highly anticipated record has already made headlines with tastemakers like Pitchfork, Stereogum, SPIN, and KEXP!
"I started doing a show on Soho Radio in 2018, which made me think about playing records in a different way. It wasn't about trying to make people dance in a nightclub. It was a breath of fresh air, and about playing a more eclectic mix. The Road: Part II was made in the same way - it's a mixtape and a journey. You're in your car, starting in the day and driving into the night. The language of it was to be the ultimate road trip.
It's the mid-part of a trilogy. The first record is like you're leaving home; you're naive and on a journey of discovery. There are elements of my early days in there, as well as a bit of everything since. There's an optimism and excitement to the record, as there was with me having to direct this project alone for the first time.
This record is the journey. You're on the road, out there in the world. There are let downs, highs, lows, love, loss and experiences. The third record to come is basically about coming home; wherever that may be."
- Creative force behind UNKLE, James Lavelle.
As with every UNKLE release, there is an incredible array of guests on the record. Artwork for the album is by heralded artist, John Stark. Full tracklisting and guest artists are as follows:
Iter VI: Prologue
Requiem (When You Talk of Love)
Mark Lanegan, Michèle Lamy, John Isaacs, Brian Cox
Miink, Elliott Power
Iter VII: Lost
The Other Side
Tom Smith (Editors) , Philip Sheppard
Feel More / With Less
Liela Moss, Miink, Philip Sheppard
Nothing to Give
Miink, Elliott Power, Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age)
Iter VIII: However Vast the Darkness
Tessa Angus, Ysée, Philip Sheppard
Miink, Wil Malone
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Keaton Henson, Philip S
Iter IX: Epilogue / Tales of the City
Crucifixion / A Prophet
Tom Smith (Editors), Ian Astbury (The Cult) , Chris Goss, Eska, Miink , BOC, Troy Van Leeuwen, Justin Stanley
Mick Jones (The Clash)
Find an Outsider
The Big Pink
Iter X: Found
Days and Nights
Dhani Harrison, Philip Sheppard, Andrew Innes (Primal Scream)
Iter XI: In Your Arms