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
Our next show is at Right to Roam Festival at the legendary Octogan in Marks home town of Bolton!
Ticket are now on sale: Right To Roam (righttoroambolton.com)
Saturday 8th July
Trades Club - Hebden Bridge 23rd August supporting the ace Sea Power, it's sadly sold out but if you were lucky to grab a ticket, you will be in for a right treat!
We have more shows to announce very soon including: Northwich Plaza, Liverpool Cathedral and more!
Party in the Pews Festival
Sadly, due to Mark having a small medical procedure, we are unable to perform this year but... We will be back next year, same weekend where we'll be playing along side the magnificant Slow Readers Club!
If you are lucky engough to be going along to this years festival, you will be in for a right treat, The Futureheads, Heavy Salad, Chris Helm (The Seahorses), Dirty Laces and our good friend Badly Drawn Boy (Damon Gough) this will be one ace party!
SOLD OUT NOW!!!
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.
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…
FRIDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2021
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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
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.