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UNKLE are back with their third album "War Stories", due for release this summer. Once again, it sees a shift in musical direction. Co-produced by UNKLE and Queens Of The Stone Age producer Chris Goss, "War Stories" marries UNKLE's trademark sound and integrates it with traditional rock influences to stunning effect. Recorded in the desert outside LA at Rancho de la Luna studio and in London at James’ new Surrender Sounds studio, the album comprises of fourteen tracks of epic proportions.

In a marked departure from the previous two albums, most of the instrumentation on "War Stories" is played live. Once again, there is a host of guest vocalists including Josh Homme (QOTSA), The Duke Spirit, 3D (Massive Attack), Ian Astbury (The Cult), Autolux, Alice Temple, Lee Gorton (Alfie), Gavin Clark (Clayhill) and long time cohort Richard File. James makes his vocal debut on this album, singing on "Hold My Hand" as well as dueting with Richard File on "Morning Rage".

"War Stories" will be released on James’ new label, Surrender All, and features a stunning set of specially commissioned paintings by Massive Attack’s 3D; this the first time he has embarked on such a venture. The limited edition CD will contain a gorgeous 50 page booklet, while the main album will have a 32 page booklet, both of which will also contain photographs taken in the Joshua Tree by Will Bankhead while the main portrait photography is by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones. The booklets were designed by Ben Drury. Will and Ben were the visual creative team behind Mo’ Wax and have also collaborated on major campaigns for Nike, Answer and All Tomorrow’s Parties.

UNKLE will be going out live for the first time this summer, playing a series of shows and festivals around the world. This promises to be an audio visual experience not to be forgotten.


02. Chemistry (feat. Josh Homme from “Queens of the Stone Age”)
03. Hold My Hand
04. Restless (feat. Josh Homme from “Queens of the Stone Age”)
05. Keys To The Kingdom (feat. Gavin Clark from “Clayhill”)
06. Price You Pay
07. Burn My Shadow (feat. Ian Astbury from “The Cult”)
08. May Day (feat. The Duke Spirit)
09. Persons & Machinery (feat. Autolux)
10. Twilight (feat. 3D from “Massive Attack”)
11. Morning Rage
12. Lawless
13. Broken (feat. Gavin Clark from “Clayhill”)
14. When Things Explode (feat. Ian Astbury from “The Cult”)

by irina @ 09 Jun 2007, 11:40
arghhh! can somebody get me off the train pueeese!!! can't stop listening to this!!!
it's amazing ! :)))


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27.04.2007  (CE)