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After an epic tour with our great pals Turin Brakes back in March 2023 where we played at these brilliant venues: 

Liverpool o2, Birmingham Town Hall

Manchester Cathedral, Newcastle Boilershop, Cambridge Junction, 

Cardiff Tramshed, Bristol - St Georges,

Southampton 1865 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Brighton Concorde 2

Plus a support slot with our ace mates Sea Power at the legendary

Trades Club - Hebden Bridge back in August, we have now finished playing live in 2023

Final three shows were:

Knutsford Little Theatre

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Northwich Plaza (Supporting Heaven 17)

They were totally amazing!!

First show of 2024 is at the Portico Library right in the heart of our beloved Manchester

Tickets are on sale at: www.theportico.org.uk

Saturday 16th March 2024 - 6pm - 8pm

only 45 tickets are available!

We've got some AMAZING news to be announced in January.. So stand by!

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SHOW NEWS

KNUTSFORD LITTLE THEATRE

Thursday 23rd November 2023

Knutsford

We are proud to announce a very special show in our hometown for the first time in nearly two years, this two hour long show features brand new visuals, songs and yes.. Chat!

We would love you to be there

Tickets are available from: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/socialpromotions/t-zzyrkal

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WHIRL

OUT NOW ON SPUN OUT OF CONTROL

For the follow up to their sold-out 2021 album ‘Spomenik’, also on Spun Out Of

Control, Mark Radcliffe’s electronic duo UNE, the continuing collaboration with

electronic boffin and beat-maker Paul S Langley, have taken circular motion as

their theme. New album Whirl has a concise six tracks that each play like

extended dance mixes, bleeding into one another like a deejay set.

Endlessly inventive, tracks include Twisted, inspired by the anthropomorphic-

like names we now give major storms; taking this to its logical conclusion and

having a hurricane apologise for the havoc it’s causing.

Dervish is inspired by the Sufi whirling dervishes and their meditation in

perpetual motion; with one hand directed to the heavens and the other to earth,

channeling divine energy. Copernicus is about the astronomer and polymath who

laid down the theory that the earth went round the sun and not the other way

round. Molengang meanwhile is the Dutch word for a collection of windmills. It

also gives a nod to Pete Townsend’s windmill-like guitar arm and Windy Miller’s

musical accompaniment in the classic children’s show ‘Camberwick Green’.

With Mercury being a musical tribute to the planet, the album closes with the

pumping Underworld-like banger Velo, inspired by a trip to see Kraftwerk play

the Velodrome at the Manchester International Festival, as the GB Olympic team

cycled around the track.

Released on Spun Out Of Control as a beautiful limited edition 4-panel digipak

CD with 12 page illustrative booklet, the artwork for Whirl is by Kevin ‘DJ Food’

Foakes under his Openmind alias, with album mastering by Antony Ryan.

https://spunoutofcontrol.bandcamp.com/album/whirl

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SPOMENIK

OUT NOW ON SPUN OUT OF CONTROL

An album inspired by Cold War era concrete and steel monoliths, constructed from sounds that echo the likes of Kraftwerk, OMD and the Hacienda classics. ‘Spomenik’ is the third LP from electronic duo UNE – broadcaster Mark Radcliffe and electronic musician Paul S. Langley – following Lost and Deux. It’s a very different beast compared to its predecessors, taking largely an instrumental route. Presented as a continuous musical mix spread over two sides of limited edition vinyl – choose from ‘Spomenik Silver’ or ‘Permafrost’ clear with ice blue splatter – its sounds weave through pioneering late 70s and early 80s electronica, while being informed by 90’s and 00’s club culture. Truly monumental…

https://spunoutofcontrol.bandcamp.com/album/spomenik

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DEUX

FRIDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2021

BUY IT ON GATEFOLD  HEAVY WEIGHT VINYL: www.monr.co.uk

The highly anticipated sophomore album from electronic pioneers UNE Released 24th September 2021


Boutique Scottish independent label Middle of Nowhere Recordings is proud to announce the release of ‘Deux’ - the new album from electronic conceptualist duo UNE.


Consisting of broadcaster and writer Mark Radcliffe and techno-head and remix master Paul S Langley, this is the follow up to 2019’s debut album ‘Lost’ which received rave reviews and national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 6music.


 The inspiration for ‘Lost’ was phrases in foreign languages that have no equivalent in English.


Once again ‘Deux’ has an over-arching concept at its heart.


Obviously it is appropriate because UNE are a duo and this is their second album.


But there is more to it than that.


 Lyricist Radcliffe became intrigued by partnerships and pairings of many different kinds.


There are songs here about bluesman Robert Johnson meeting the devil (‘Devilled’), the mythological twins Castor and Pollux (‘Gemini’), chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov taking on the IBM computer Deep Blue (‘Grandmaster’) and a sea slug that is both animal and plant (‘Half’). Mark also delves into the personal to explore his obsession and relationship with David Bowie (Kwest).


The hypnotic and elegant soundtracks of Langley are this time embellished with additional vocalists, including special guest Dr. John Cooper Clark (‘Devilled’), and guest musicians not least Gary Kemp on lead guitar (‘Kwest’).


Like its predecessor the album was mixed and mastered by Jim Spencer (New Order, The Charlatans, Doves).

The artwork features custom built robots, or automatUNEs, created by master modeller and fantasy artist Tim Olsen.


Each album also includes an exclusive modernist postcard painted by Mark and digitally enhanced by Michael Tickle.


Available on vinyl with extended versions on download, ‘Deux’ takes the listener on a journey into the magical world of UNE once more.


Oh, and the next album will definitely NOT be called ‘Trois, it's called Spomenik!


Mark Radcliffe, UNE

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WE ARE UNE

Two people working on a single concept

UNE are BBC 6music and Radio 2 broadcaster, musician and author Mark Radcliffe and electronica tech head Paul S Langley (Robs Records/Yeti-MusicMan/SonyBMG)

UNE is electronic music spanning many styles with a plaintive lonely voice at its heart. A happy accidental collision of man and machines.

These UNE songs are inspired by words from other languages that have no literal translation into English: Boketto, Waldeinkamseit, Saudade, Komorebi.


The music and lyrics have therefore tried to convey the feelings those words invoke.

UNE is two people working on a single concept.

UNE means one-word titles.

UNE is about being alone.

UNE is an anagram of NEU (and very nearly of ENO).

UNE is pop music for dreamers.

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