Underworld and Iggy Pop Announce Collaborative EP, Teatime Dub Encounters
Underworld and Iggy Pop have announced details of a 4 track collaborative EP, Teatime Dub Encounters, slated for a July 27th release.
While overseeing the soundtrack for T2 Trainspotting, Underworld’s Rick Smith arranged a meeting with Iggy Pop in a room at the Savoy Hotel on London’s Strand to discuss working on collaborative music for the film. Says Rick Smith “Iggy was staying at The Savoy and graciously said 'yeah you know we we can meet and talk about something' because we both felt a strong connection to Trainspotting and to Danny. I turned up thinking I've got one chance here to convince this gentleman that we should work together. So I turned up with basically half my studio, hired a hotel room, set up and sat waiting.”
Upon arrival, Iggy found a fully working studio set up and eagerness to get cracking. Says Iggy Pop “When you are confronted with somebody who has a whole bloody studio there in the hotel room, a Skyped director who has won the Oscar recently and a fucking microphone in front of you and 30 finished pieces of very polished music, you don't want to be the wimp that goes 'uh uhhh', so my mind was racing.”
The first taste of Teatime Dub Encounters, 'Bells & Circles', was premiered live as a part of Underworld's recent headline performance at the BBC Biggest Weekend Belfast. This was followed by a second track, 'I'll See Big', which is streaming everywhere now.
Teatime Dub Encounters will be out July 27th via Caroline Australia. You can pre-order it now here.